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Hello everyone! Welcome to advanced neurobiology! Neuroscience is a wonderful branch of science on how our brain perceives the external world, how our brain thinks, how our brain responds to the outside of the world, and how during disease or aging the neuronal connections deteriorate. We’re trying to understand the molecular, cellular nature and the circuitry arrangement of how nervous system works. Through this course, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of basic neuroanatomy, electral signal transduction, movement and several diseases in the nervous system. This advanced neurobiology course is composed of 2 parts (Advanced neurobiology I and Advanced neurobiology Il). They are related to each other on the content but not on scoring or certification, so you can choose either or both. It’s recommended that you take them sequentially and it’s great if you’ve already acquired a basic understanding of biology. Thank you for joining us!...
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Perception: Vision

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Reading
18 videos (Total 209 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video18 videos
1.1.1 Ways to sense the environment-I10m
1.1.2 Ways to sense the environment-II11m
1.1.3 Ways to sense the environment-III8m
1.1.4 Sensory transduction-I9m
1.1.5 Sensory transduction-II9m
1.1.6 Sensory processing9m
1.1.7 Sensory representation in the brain4m
1.1.8 Vision15m
1.1.9 Single-photon detection16m
1.1.10 Second messengers8m
1.2.1 Review20m
1.2.2 Phototransduction-I15m
1.2.3 Phototransduction-II10m
1.2.4 Phototransduction-III8m
1.2.5 Color vision-I7m
1.2.6 Color vision-II20m
1.2.7 Signal processing of the retina18m
Reading1 reading
Guide to download the slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz 1.110m
Quiz 1.210m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Perception: Auditory

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Reading
14 videos (Total 146 min), 2 quizzes
Video14 videos
2.2.2 The LGN6m
2.2.3 LGN and the visual pathway10m
2.2.4 Simple and complex cells-I7m
2.2.5 Simple and complex cells-II10m
2.2.6 Colors6m
2.2.1 Sound transduction-I11m
2.2.2 Sound transduction-II8m
2.2.3 Sound transduction-III11m
2.2.4 Sound transduction-IV10m
2.2.5 Sound transduction-V12m
2.2.6 Auditory pathways and the tonotopic map9m
2.2.7 Sound localization-I11m
2.2.8 Sound localization-II17m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz 2.110m
Quiz 2.210m

3

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Chemosensory system

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Reading
16 videos (Total 204 min), 2 quizzes
Video16 videos
3.1.2 Olfactory organization14m
3.1.3 Olfactory transduction14m
3.1.4 Olfactory adaption14m
3.1.5 Identification of odorant-receptor genes-I16m
3.1.6 Identification of odorant-receptor genes-II11m
3.1.7 Three models of olfactory organization13m
3.2.1 Projection of the olfactory system15m
3.2.2 Circuits in the olfactory bulb-I12m
3.2.3 Circuits in the olfactory bulb-II10m
3.2.4 Taste and taste receptors-I7m
3.2.5 Taste and taste receptors-II12m
3.2.6 Taste and taste receptors-III9m
3.2.7 Taste and taste receptors-IV13m
3.2.8 Taste transduction-I9m
3.2.9 Taste transduction-II11m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz 3.110m
Quiz 3.210m

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Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Touch and pain & Sleep amd arousal

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Reading
17 videos (Total 198 min), 2 quizzes
Video17 videos
4.1.2 Parallel organization of the somatosensory system-II8m
4.1.3 Mechanosensory neurons11m
4.1.4 Response properties: adaptation and stimuli & receptive field16m
4.1.5 Mechanotransduction channels-I9m
4.1.6 Mechanotransduction channels-II11m
4.1.7 Somatosensory cortex & somatopic map-I13m
4.1.8 Somatopic map-II, barrel cortex & pain regulation11m
4.2.1 Sleep-I10m
4.2.2 Sleep-II15m
4.2.3 Sleep-III8m
4.2.4 Sleep-IV10m
4.2.5 Circadian and sleep homeostasis12m
4.2.6 Sleep stage-I13m
4.2.7 Sleep stage-II16m
4.2.8 Summary of sleep studies8m
4.2.9 Sleep/waking Flip-flop Model8m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz 4.110m
Quiz 4.210m

Instructors

Chenjian Li

Professor
School of Life Sciences

Donggen Luo

Research Fellow
School of Life Sciences

Yan Zhang

Professor
School of Life Sciences, Peking University

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