From Neuron to Brain

Amount of frontal teaching: 

20

ECTS: 

4

One aim of this short introductory course is to show people interested primarily in higher functions of the brain how interesting and  important it is to know about channels, transmitters and electrical signals; similarly, to show those interested primarily in electrophysiology and molecular neurobiology how fascinating cognitive neuroscience is. Another aim is to provide a broad basis for students who will be engaging in far more advanced, detailed and specialized work on the nervous system. The course is organised as follows:

Lecture 1: Different forms of signalling used by the nervous system

Lecture 2: Channels, resting and action potentials 1

Lecture 3: Channels, resting and action potentials 2

Lecture 4: Synaptic transmission 1

Lecture 5: Synaptic transmission 2

Lecture 6: Visual system 1

Lecture 7: Visual system 2

Lecture 8: Autonomic nervous system

Lecture 9: Visual system 3

Lecture 10: Development 1

Lecture 11: Synaptic plasticity

Lecture 12: Development 2

Lecture 13: Regeneration of the nervous system after injury

Lecture 14: Sensory deprivation in early life

Discussions on how to give a talk, write a paper and find a position

Each day the two lectures will be separated by a 10 minute break. The third hour is there to allow flexibility of lecture time, and for questions and informal discussions. To see when and where the courses take place, have a look at the calendar.