9.301J / 7.98J Neural Plasticity in Learning and Development

As taught in: Spring 2002

Neurons grown in culture and labeled to measure plasticity in a living system.

Neurons grown in culture and labeled to measure plasticity in a living system. (Image courtesy of Liu Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)

Level:

Undergraduate / Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Earl Miller

Prof. Guosong Liu

Prof. Matt Wilson

Prof. Susumu Tonegawa

Prof. William Quinn

Course Features

Course Description

Roles of neural plasticity in learning and memory and in development of invertebrates and mammals. An in-depth critical analysis of current literature of molecular, cellular, genetic, electrophysiological, and behavioral studies. Discussion of original papers supplemented by introductory lectures.