ECE 4910

ECE 4910

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Laboratory-oriented course designed to teach the concepts and tools of cellular neurophysiology through hands-on experience with extracellular and intracellular electrophysiological techniques, and computer acquisition and analysis of laboratory results. Students explore signal transmission in the nervous system by examining the cellular basis of resting and action potentials, and synaptic transmission and optogenetic control of behavior and physiology. Lecture time is used to review nervous system physiology, introduce laboratory exercises, discuss lab results and primary research papers, and for presentation of additional experimental preparations and methods. Invertebrate preparations are used as model systems. BIONB4910 website

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 28 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 (can be taken concurrently) or written permission of instructor.

  • Students should understand the contemporary experimental paradigms in modern neurophysiology and become technically competent with the extracellular and intracellular recording techniques used to explore nervous system physiology.
  • Students should deepen their understanding of the ionic mechanisms underlying neuronal excitability and synaptic communication in the nervous system.
  • Students should develop their skills in communicating scientific results effectively through written lab reports and oral presentations.
  • Students should refine their critical reading skills of primary scientific literature.
  • Students should refine their ability to develop testable hypotheses, and develop independent scientific thinking.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BIONB 4910BME 4910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11098 ECE 4910   LEC 001

  • 11099 ECE 4910   LAB 401

  • 11100 ECE 4910   LAB 402