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The materials and information for this class can be found on Stellar.


Course Description


Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function.

Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior.

In addition to final exam, analysis and presentation of research papers required for final grade. Additional readings required for graduate credit.

Same subject as 9.181J

Image credit: Rathjen lab, Dept. of Neurobiology, MDC, Berlin.