Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
7 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Basics of synapses
How neurons communicate with each other
How interconnected neurons in neuronal circuits interact with each other
The role of neuromodulation in the firing of synapses
About the course

Neurons in isolation are fascinating and complicated, but the real magic of neuroscience happens in the interaction between neurons. In this course, we examine how neurons pass signals to one another and how complex dynamics can result from just a few neurons arranged in relatively simple circuits.

Continue your journey through our Fundamentals of Neuroscience series with animations that explore the richness and complexity of the brain, documentaries about working labs around Cambridge.

Join us as we use virtual labs that simulate neuron circuitry as we investigate the collective behavior of neurons and learn how the brain modulates the signals in those networks.

Program
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks
Discover how neurons work together to create complex networks inside the brain.
Lecturers
David Cox
David Cox
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Computer Science Harvard University
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