From Universal Turing Machines to McCulloch-Pitts and Hopfield associative memory networks, this lecture explains what is meant by computation.
Ion channels and the movement of ions across the cell membrane.
A basic introduction to clinical presentation of schizophrenia, its etiology, and current treatment options.
Action potentials, and biophysics of voltage-gated ion channels.
Voltage-gating kinetics of sodium and potassium channels.
The ionic basis of the action potential, including the Hodgkin Huxley model.
Action potential initiation and propagation.
Long-range inhibitory connections in the brain, with examples from three different systems.
How does the brain learn? This lecture discusses the roles of development and adult plasticity in shaping functional connectivity.
The mechanisms behind changes in synaptic function created by learning.