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    • 9.14 Brain Structure and its Origins, Spring 2005 

      Schneider, Gerald (2005-06)
      This course covers major CNS structures with emphasis on systems being used as models for experimental studies of development and plasticity. Topics include basic patterns of connections in CNS, embryogenesis, PNS anatomy ...
    • 9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins, Spring 2009 

      Schneider, Gerald E. (2009-06)
      Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal ...
    • 9.14 Structure & Development of the Mammalian Brain, Spring 2002 

      Schneider, Gerald E. (2002-06)
      Lectures plus guided readings and discussion with project reports, covering major CNS structures, with emphasis on systems being used as models for experimental studies of development and plasticity. Topics include: basic ...
    • 9.15 / 9.150 Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission, Fall 2003 

      Wurtman, Richard J., 1936- (2003-12)
      Considers the process of neurotransmission, especially chemicals used in the brain and elsewhere to carry signals from nerve terminals to the structures they innervate. Focuses on monoamine transmitters (acetylcholine; ...
    • 9.15 Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission, Fall 2001 

      Wurtman, Richard J., 1936- (2001-12)
      Considers the process of neurotransmission, especially chemicals used in the brain and elsewhere to carry signals from nerve terminals to the structures they innervate. Focuses on monoamine transmitters (acetylcholine; ...
    • 9.18 Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2003 

      Nedivi, Elly (2003-06)
      Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural ...
    • 9.20 Animal Behavior, Fall 2001 

      Ramus, Seth Jacob (2001-12)
      This course will sample the broad diversity of animal behavior and the behavioral adaptation of animals to the environments in which they live. This will include discussion of both field observations and controlled laboratory ...
    • 9.20 Animal Behavior, Fall 2005 

      Schneider, Gerald E. (2005-12)
      Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins with the evolution of behavior, the driver of nervous system evolution, reviewed using concepts developed in ethology, ...
    • 9.29J / 8.261J Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, Spring 2002 

      Seung, H. Sebastian (2002-06)
      Mathematical introduction to neural coding and dynamics. Convolution, correlation, linear systems, Fourier analysis, signal detection theory, probability theory, and information theory. Applications to neural coding, ...
    • 9.322J / 7.67 Genetic Neurobiology, Fall 2002 

      Quinn, William G.; Littleton, J. Troy (2002-12)
      Deals with the specific functions of neurons, the interactions of neurons in development, and the organization of neuronal ensembles to produce behavior, by functional analysis of mutations and molecular analysis of their ...
    • 9.35 Sensation and Perception, Spring 2001 

      Adelson, Edward H.; Anderson, Barton L. (2001-06)
      How do the senses work? How do physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system? How does the brain use those signals to determine what's out there in the world? All the senses are discussed; vision is ...
    • 9.35 Sensation and Perception, Spring 2004 

      Adelson, Edward H. (2004-06)
      How do the senses work? How do physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system? How does the brain use those signals to determine what's out there in the world? All the senses are discussed; vision is ...
    • 9.373 Somatosensory and Motor Systems, Spring 2002 

      Bizzi, Emilio; Graybiel, A. M. (Ann M.), 1942-; Sur, Mriganka; Schiller, Peter H. (2002-06)
      General principles of motor control in biological systems. Structure and function of sensory receptors. Muscle structure and reflex arcs. Spinal cord. Locomotion. Oculomotor control. Cerebellar structure and function. Motor ...
    • 9.402 Language and Thought, Fall 2002 

      Boroditsky, Lera; Carey, Susan; Spelke, Elizabeth S. (2002-12)
      Subject examines the many interrelationships between language and thought. Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change the way you think? Do polyglots think differently in ...
    • 9.591J / 24.945J Language Processing, Fall 2002 

      Gibson, Edward Albert Fletcher (2002-12)
      Seminar in real-time language comprehension. Models of sentence and discourse comprehension from the linguistic, psychology, and artificial intelligence literature, including symbolic and connectionist models. Ambiguity ...
    • 9.59J / 24.905J Psycholinguistics, Fall 2002 

      Gibson, Edward Albert Fletcher (2002-12)
      Central topics in language processing. The structure of language. Sentence processing. Discourse processing. Morphological processing. The storage and access of words in the mental dictionary. Speech processing. The ...
    • 9.59J / 24.905J Psycholinguistics, Spring 2005 

      Gibson, Edward (2005-06)
      This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; ...
    • 9.601J / 24.949J Language Acquisition I, Spring 2002 

      Wexler, Ken (2002-06)
      Lectures, reading, and discussion of current theory and data concerning the psychology and biology of language acquisition. Emphasizes learning of syntax and morphology, together with some discussion of phonology, and ...
    • 9.63 Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2005 

      Oliva, Aude (2005-12)
      9.63 teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design and statistical analysis. The course combines lectures and hands-on experimental exercises and requires an independent ...
    • 9.641J / 8.594J Introduction to Neural Networks, Fall 2002 

      Seung, H. Sebastian (2002-12)
      Organization of synaptic connectivity as the basis of neural computation and learning. Single and multilayer perceptrons. Dynamical theories of recurrent networks: amplifiers, attractors, and hybrid computation. Backpropagation ...