Neurophysiology: How the Brain Thinks

Learn the molecular, cellular, and circuitry mechanisms that underlie the functioning of the mammalian nervous system, especially the human brain.
Starting at $865.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you will learn.

  • Explore the current neurophysiological understanding of human emotions, speech, and language processing
  • Recognize the relationship between the human brain, sleep, learning, and memory
  • Evaluate new findings in related to the human brain and science

About this course:

This course explores the molecular, cellular, and circuitry mechanisms that underlie the function of the mammalian nervous system, with special emphasis on the human brain. Topics include analysis of electrical properties of neurons, chemical communication between neurons, cellular processes responsible for synaptic transmission as well as short- and long-term plasticity, and the functional organization of the central nervous system.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Neurophysiology: How the Brain Thinks.

Students should possess a basic knowledge of biology, neuroanatomy, general physiology, and electrical principles.

Summer 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Joseph Esdin
8 days left. Enroll by Jun 24, 2019
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Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/ speakers, and webcam.

Enrollment limited to 25. Enrollment deadline: June 28, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 28, 2019
Course Requirements
Book: Neuroscience

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