Cellular Neurobiology

an illustration of a nerve cell, shaped like an irregular circle with tendrils shooting out on all sides like lightning bolts.

An illustration showing a neuron (Image courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health).


MIT Course Number

7.29J / 9.09J

As Taught In

Spring 2012



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Course Description

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Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis is placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Topics covered include the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, synaptic transmission, neurochemistry, neurodevelopment, and the integration of information in simple systems and the visual system.

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Troy Littleton, and William Quinn. 7.29J Cellular Neurobiology. Spring 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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