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9.18 Developmental Neurobiology | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

9.18 Developmental Neurobiology | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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.

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