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HS 358 - Developmental Neuroscience


The purpose of this course is for the student to understand how the organization of our nervous system defines the ways we behave, perceive, think and feel. The students will examine how species-specific patterns of neural organization emerge and learn about the cellular and molecular processes influencing neural development across the lifespan. Topics include discussion of the nature/nurture issue as it applies to the problem of nervous system development, how neural organization is a product of genetic ancestry and experience, birth and death of neurons, axon guidance, and the formation, maintenance, and plasticity of synaptic connections. Emphasizes the cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of these events and how these basic processes interact with experience to shape the brain.

Requisites: HS 351 or instructor permission. (Required, Previous).

Credits: 3 cr



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