Developmental Neurobiology

A multicolored montage of coronal sections of brains.

Coronal sections of brain depicting cortical plasticity gene expression during development. (Image courtesy of Corey C. Harwell)


MIT Course Number

9.18 / 9.181J / 7.69J

As Taught In

Spring 2005


Undergraduate / Graduate

Cite This Course

Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

This course 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 induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior.

Other Versions

Other OCW Versions

Archived versions: Question_avt logo

Related Content

Elly Nedivi. 9.18 Developmental Neurobiology. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.