Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
7 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Fundamentals of bioelectricity
The importance of resting potential
The properties of passive membranes
Action potentials, their currents, and their role in the nervous system
How you can do neuroscience in your home
About the course

Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a three-courseseries that explores the structure and function of the nervous system—from the inner workings of a single nerve cell to the staggering complexity of the brain and the social interactions they enable.

In this first course, you'll learn how individual neurons use electricity to transmit information. You'll build a neuron, piece by piece, using interactive simulations, then travel around Harvard's campus, where you'll see the inner workings of a lab and learn how to conduct DIY neuroscience experiments on your own.

Join us as we study the electrical properties in individual neurons, building a foundation for understanding the function of the entire nervous system.

Program
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron
Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick.
Lecturers
David Cox
David Cox
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Computer Science Harvard University
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