Please come to class on April 18th having read chapter 12 in Basic Neurochemistry through the section on the four groups of receptors (up to page 249 in the printed book); you can skip the sections on methods for studying exocytosis... Continue Reading →
If you were absent or would like a copy to refer back to, here's the myelin quiz that was given during class.
Now that we've taken a good look at the action potential, you should be in good shape to look into transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS has been used for various studies, including some related to creativity. Last year, TMS research was picked up by... Continue Reading →
If you weren't in class to receive these quizzes to test you knowledge on the action potential, you can download them here: action potential quiz 1 action potential quiz 2 Please complete and hand them in ASAP.
Although willpower and ego depletion may be somewhat controversial, take a listen to this NPR conversation with John Tierney, coauthor of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Note down points you think are important in this news story, to keep... Continue Reading →
For class on March 21, please read the first three sections of chapter 4 in Basic Neurochemistry: Membrane Potentials and Electrical Signals in Excitable Cells Action Potentials in Electrically Excitable Cells Functional Properties of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels You might find these... Continue Reading →