Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
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BIOL 273 - Neurobiology

4 Credit Hours
The brain is the most complex and powerful organ in the human body and is responsible for all higher order human function and behavior. Before we can begin to understand processes such as development, learning and memory, it is essential to understand the basic biology of the brain. Our focus will be on the molecular and cellular aspects of neuroscience. We will focus on the basic structure of the vertebrate nervous system with emphasis on the key players (channels, receptors, neurotransmitters, second messengers) that dictate the function of a neuron. We will explore topics in neural signaling, synaptic transmission plasticity and evolution of the nervous system. Special emphasis will be placed on learning and memory. This course is designed for motivated biology/neuroscience majors and requires a strong foundation in Biology and Chemistry. Lecture and laboratory. 

Listed also as NEUR 273  

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 112 CHEM 104  or CHEM 121 , or consent. 

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