Biology of nerve cells and cellular interactions in nervous systems.
Lectures integrate structural, functional, molecular, and developmental approaches. Topics include neuronal anatomy and physiology, neural induction and pattern formation, development of neuronal connections, membrane potentials and neuronal signals, synapses, sensory systems, control of movement, systems neuroscience and neural plasticity. SPARK quizzes, two midterm exams, and final exam. Prerequisites: Biology/Biochemistry 285 or both Psychology 330 and intro biology.