Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks

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7 месяцев
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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.

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Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks
Discover how neurons work together to create complex networks inside the brain.
Что Вы изучите?
  • 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
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David Cox
David Cox
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Computer Science Harvard University
David Cox is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Computer Science, and is a member of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT with a specialization in computational neuroscience. His laboratory seeks to understand the computational underpinnings of visual processing through concerted efforts in both reverse- and forward-engineering. To this end, his group employs a wide range of experimental techniques (ranging from microelectrode recordings in living brains to visual psychophysics in humans) to probe natural systems, while at the same time actively developing practical computer vision systems based on what is learned about the brain.
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