University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Instructors: Prof. Elly Nedivi
Course Number: 9.18 / 9.181J / 7.69J
Level: Undergraduate / Graduate
This course considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior.