BIO493/593-02

Neurophysiology

Course Description: A lecture course covering the physiology, structure and function of neurons and nervous systems. Examples will illustrate the neuronal mechanisms of the control and organization of adaptive behavior in a variety of organisms. Topics will include: the biophysics of neurons, active and passive electrical properties of neurons, the ionic basis of the resting potential, the ionic basis of the action potential, synaptic physiology and plasticity, functional neuroanatomy, and neuroethological studies of the mechanism of behavior. WILL SATISFY Upper Level Elective in Organismal Biology, Cell-Molecular, and the BA in Biology major tracks.

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