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9.09J / 7.29J Cellular Neurobiology, Spring 2005

Hippocampal neurons stained with cox golgi method.

Hippocampal neurons stained with cox golgi method. (Image courtesy of Schneider Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)

Highlights of this Course

A set of student lecture notes are featured in this course as well as a complete set of problem sets.

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis is placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Topics covered include the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, synaptic transmission, neurochemistry, neurodevelopment, and the integration of information in simple systems and the visual system.


Prof. Troy Littleton
Prof. William Quinn

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session



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