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Neuronala kretsar; neurokemi och nätverksprinciper

  • 15 hp

In this course, participants will learn about the principles of neuronal connectivity: what are the different means by which neurons can be connected within networks, and how does that connectivity impact on the properties of the individual neuron? How is the performance of a circuit changed by neuromodulation? Students will be introduced to key techniques used to study neuronal networks, with particular emphasis on molecular methods to manipulate and record activity in the nervous system. In one module, participants will learn about the use of animals in neuroscience research, including genetic manipulation and ethical and societal aspects of animal experimentation. Lectures will further cover how neurons can be classified, and current insight into the mechanisms that underlie psychiatric disorders. The course will prepare students for advanced training in neuroscience but also offers a good basis for work in the pharmaceutical industry.

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