Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks
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Basics of synapses
How neurons communicate with each other
How interconnected neurons in neuronal circuits interact with each other
The role of neuromodulation in the firing of synapses
Neurons in isolation are fascinating and complicated, but the real magic of neuroscience happens in the interaction between neurons. In this course, we examine how neurons pass signals to one another and how complex dynamics can result from just a few neurons arranged in relatively simple circuits.
Continue your journey through our Fundamentals of Neuroscience series with animations that explore the richness and complexity of the brain, documentaries about working labs around Cambridge.
Join us as we use virtual labs that simulate neuron circuitry as we investigate the collective behavior of neurons and learn how the brain modulates the signals in those networks.
Lesson 1: The Synapse
Lesson 2: Excitation & Inhibition
Lesson 3: Small Circuits
Lesson 4: Neuromodulation
Lesson 5: Potentiation & Depression