Fundamentals of Neuroscience

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Overview

Based on the introductory neurobiology courses taught at Harvard College, Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a three-part series that explores the structure and function of the entire nervous system — from the microscopic inner workings of a single nerve cell to the staggering complexity of the brain.

You’ll study the electrical properties of individual neurons, examine how neurons pass signals to one another, and how complex dynamics result from just a few neurons. You’ll explore sensation, perception, and the physiology of functional regions of the brain.

Through fun animations, documentaries, and interactive virtual labs discover what makes the brain tick and how we perceive the world around us.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron
Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick.

Course 2: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks
Discover how neurons work together to create complex networks inside the brain.

Course 3: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 3: The Brain
Discover what makes your brain tick in this third course in our introductory series in neuroscience.