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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.01 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to Neuroscience 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.01 Introduction to Neuroscience

    Fall 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features a set of exams with solutions files and a selection of downloadable lecture notes.

    Course Description

    This course begins with the study of nerve cells which includes their structure, the propagation of nerve impulses and transfer of information between nerve cells, the effect of drugs on this process, and the development of nerve cells into the brain and spinal cord. Next, sensory systems such as hearing, vision and touch are covered as well as a discussion on how physical energy such as light is converted into neural signals, where these signals travel in the brain and how they are processed. Other topics include the control of voluntary movement, the neurochemical bases of brain diseases, and those systems which control sleep and consciousness, learning and memory.

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