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BIOL 51099 Neural Mechanisms In Health And Disease

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3


Graduate standing OR Prerequisite: BME 30100 or BIOL 43600 or BIOL 32800 or Concurrent Prerequisites: BIOL 53800 or BIOL 56200


An examination of the mechanisms by which nervous systems process information in normal and pathologic states. Cellular and systems-level information processing will be studied with a focus on sensory and motor systems. Students will gain some hands-on experience in the analysis of neural data. Some neuroanatomy will be included to understand how nervous systems are organized. Pathological states such as Alzheimer’s, autism, and aging will be studied, both in terms of understanding the systems and cellular deficits as well as examining potential solutions to improve the outcomes for these neural disorders.  




Suggested texts (not required)

Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel)) [Hardcover] Eric R. Kandel (Editor), James H. Schwartz (Editor), Thomas M. Jessell (Editor), Steven A. Siegelbaum (Editor), A. J. Hudspeth (Editor)


Fundamental Neuroscience, Fourth Edition (Squire,Fundamental Neuroscience) [Hardcover] Larry Squire (Editor), Darwin Berg (Editor), Floyd E. Bloom (Editor), Sascha du Lac (Editor), Anirvan Ghosh (Editor), Nicholas C. Spitzer (Editor)



Meets with BME 51000. Spring - Odd 



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