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Introduction to the course Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 12:20
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Spatiotemporal dynamics of the membrane potential.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 19:14
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Neurotransmitter release in the presynaptic specialization.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 21:36
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Synaptic modulation through diffusing neurotransmitters.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 23:00
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Glutamatergic transmission.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 28:53
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Glutamate release after an action potential. Resulting post-synaptic potentials in a biophysically realistic situation.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 29:35
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Glutamatergic excitatory neuronal circuits.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 28:36
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

Dendritic spines and their function.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 21:31
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

GABAergic inhibition and its receptors.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 25:18
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

A closer look at GABA_A receptor mediated fast inhibition.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 18:51
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

How benzodiazepines act on GABA_A receptors.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:05
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

GABAergic interneurons and local inhibition on the circuit level.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 16:27
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

An overview of some of the essential concepts in neuropharmacology (e.g. receptor binding, agonism, antagonism), an introduction to pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, and an overview of the drug discovery process relative to diseases of the Central Nervous System.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 45:47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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