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This primer on optogenetics primer discusses how to manipulate neuronal populations with light at millisecond resolution and offers possible applications such as curing the blind and "playing the piano" with cortical neurons.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 59:06
Speaker: : Clay Reid
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Ion channels and the movement of ions across the cell membrane.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 28:08
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Action potentials, and biophysics of voltage-gated ion channels.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 27:47
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Voltage-gating kinetics of sodium and potassium channels.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 19:20
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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The ionic basis of the action potential, including the Hodgkin Huxley model.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 28:29
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Action potential initiation and propagation.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 23:16
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Long-range inhibitory connections in the brain, with examples from three different systems.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 19:05
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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The "connectome" is a term, coined in the past decade, that has been used to describe more than one phenomenon in neuroscience. This lecture explains the basics of structural connections at the micro-, meso- and macroscopic scales.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:13:16
Speaker: : Clay Reid
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Introduction to the course Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 12:20
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Introduction to the course Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 12:20
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Ion channels and the movement of ions across the cell membrane.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 25:51
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Action potential initiation and propagation.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 09:13
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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Synaptic transmission and neurotransmitters

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 28:22
Speaker: : Carl Petersen
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From the retina to the superior colliculus, the lateral geniculate nucleus into primary visual cortex and beyond, this lecture gives a tour of the mammalian visual system highlighting the Nobel-prize winning discoveries of Hubel & Wiesel.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 56:31
Speaker: : Clay Reid
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From Universal Turing Machines to McCulloch-Pitts and Hopfield associative memory networks, this lecture explains what is meant by computation.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 55:27
Speaker: : Christof Koch
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In an overview of the structure of the mammalian neocortex, this lecture explains how the mammalian cortex is organized in a hierarchy, describing the columnar principle and canonical microcircuits

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:02:02
Speaker: : Clay Reid
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The retina has 60 different types of neurons. What are their functions? This lecture explores the definition of cell types and their functions in the mammalian retina.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:07:19
Speaker: : Christof Koch
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Optical imaging offers a look inside the working brain. This lecture takes a look at orientation and ocular dominance columns in the visual cortex, and shows how they can be viewed with calcium imaging.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 26:17
Speaker: : Clay Reid
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Functional imaging has led to the discovery of a plethora of visual cortical regions. This lecture introduces functional imaging techniques and their teachings about the visual cortex.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:07:03
Speaker: : Clay Reid
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This lecture explains these ideas and explores the task of characterizing neuronal response properties using information theory.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:01:18
Speaker: : Christof Koch