Neurons and Networks Course from Harvard

By: Harvard University
Beginner, Intermediate,
Duration: 6 Weeks

Course Name: Fundamentals of Neuroscience - Part 2

Neurons and Networks

Discover how neurons work together to create complex networks inside the brain.

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.

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Course ByInstructor
Harvard UniversityDavid Cox

Course Details

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.

Course outline

  • Lesson 1: The Synapse
  • Lesson 2: Excitation & Inhibition
  • Lesson 3: Small Circuits
  • Lesson 4: Neuromodulation
  • Lesson 5: Potentiation & Depression

What you will learn?

  • 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

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Course Instructor

David Cox: Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Computer Science, Harvard University

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