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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.011 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Matt Wilson
    Prof. Earl Miller

    Guest Lecturers:
    Prof. Ann Graybiel
    Prof. Peter Schiller
    Prof. M. Christian Brown

  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    Each module of the course involves a series of overview lectures by a leading researcher in the field, complemented by opportunities for students to make presentations on primary research. By offering a thorough introduction to the current status of the discipline while emphasizing critical thinking, 9.011 aims to prepare students for an exciting and rapid beginning to their contributions as neuroscientists. Several lecture outlines are available in the study materials section.

    Course Description

    Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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