Ion channels and the movement of ions across the cell membrane.
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.
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.
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.