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Molecular and Cellular Physiology Introductory Courses

MCP 100Q. The Hippocampus as a Window to the Mind

(S,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. Electrical physiology of the brain using the hippocampus as a model system. The seminar builds from basic anatomical and electrical principles of brain structure and function, through the electrical properties of individual neurons and simple neuronal circuits, to the nature of behaviors that emerge from these more basic properties. Also discusses other brain regions where the hippocampal model provides insight into specific neuronal functions. Culminates in a discussion of neuronal disorders such as epilepsy, drug addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder that can be better understood on a basis of knowledge of the hippocampal model.

3 units, Win (Madison, V)

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