Prof. Elly Nedivi
9.18 / 9.181J / 7.69J
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.
Nedivi, Elly. 9.18 Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-18-developmental-neurobiology-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA