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9.09J / 7.29J Cellular Neurobiology, Spring 2002

Hippocampal Neurons stained with the 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

This course helps prepare students as cellular neurobiologists. The study materials provide some of the basics for studying the field of cellular neurobiology, including equations that are used throughout the class. A list of links to related resources is also provided.

» View this course in Simplified Chinese courtesy of China Open Resources for Education (CORE).

Course Description

An introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Includes the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, synaptic transmission, neurochemistry, neurodevelopment, and integration of information in simple systems and the visual system.


Prof. William Quinn
Prof. Andrew Chess

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session




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