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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.14 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Brain Structure and its Origins 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Gerald Schneider 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.14 Brain Structure and its Origins

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course includes a complete set of audio lectures and a bibliography of readings.

    Course Description

    This course covers major CNS structures with emphasis on systems being used as models for experimental studies of development and plasticity. Topics include basic patterns of connections in CNS, embryogenesis, PNS anatomy and development, process outgrowth and synaptogenesis, growth factors and cell survival, spinal and hindbrain anatomy, and development of regional specificity with an introduction to comparative anatomy and CNS evolution. A review of lab techniques (anatomy, tissue culture) is also covered as well as the trigeminal system, retinotectal system development, plasticity, regeneration, neocortex anatomy and development, the olfactory system, corpus striatum, brain transplants, the limbic system and hippocampal anatomy and plasticity.

    Special Features

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp3, .rm.


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