2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 3311 Cellular Neurobiology

How is it that, to borrow the words of Neurologist VS Ramachandran, "a threepound mass of jelly... can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space... the meaning of infinity...and... contemplate itself contemplating on the meaning of infinity'' and so much more? In this course we will examine the fundamental cellular and molecular structures that comprise the brain and other parts of the nervous system. Starting with the properties and behaviors of the basic unit of the nervous system the neuron we will find out how interactions among proteins and cells can give rise to complex phenomena like cognition attention memory and sensation.




CBIOL 1100 or permission of instructor


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