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Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

In this course, the student will learn about the field of developmental ... (more)

In this course, the student will learn about the field of developmental biology from its origins to the present day. The course will take a look at historical experiments as well as modern techniques and the mechanisms of development. The student will follow a variety of metazoan organisms from their start at fertilization through the stages of their development and on to entire organismal and post-embryonic development, learning along the way about the molecular and genetic regulations involved in these processes. (Biology 310) (less)

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Saylor Foundation
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The Saylor Foundation
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Developmental Biology, Fall 2005

Developmental Biology, Fall 2005

The principles involved in morphogenesis and the determination of complex cellular patterns ... (more)

The principles involved in morphogenesis and the determination of complex cellular patterns are examined using examples from animal systems in which the tools of genetics, molecular biology and cell biology have been applied to reveal mechanism. This graduate and advanced undergraduate level lecture and literature discussion course covers the current understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development. Evolutionary mechanisms are emphasized as well as the discussion of relevant diseases. Vertebrate (mouse, chick, frog, fish) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models are covered. Specific topics include formation of early body plan, cell type determination, organogenesis, morphogenesis, stem cells, cloning, and issues in human development. (less)

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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Constantine-Paton, Martha
Sive, Hazel
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Computational Cognitive Science, Spring 2003

Computational Cognitive Science, Spring 2003

An introduction to computational theories of human cognition. Emphasizes questions of inductive ... (more)

An introduction to computational theories of human cognition. Emphasizes questions of inductive learning and inference, and the representation of knowledge. Project required for graduate credit. This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced undergraduates or graduate students specializing in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and related fields. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Tenenbaum, Joshua
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The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2006

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2006

This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive ... (more)

This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
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Tenenbaum, Joshua
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Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2002

Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2002

Teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design ... (more)

Teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design and statistical analysis. Combines lectures and hands-on experimental exercises; requires an independent experimental project. Some experience in programming desirable. To foster improved writing and presentation skills in conducting and critiquing research in cognitive science, students are required to provide reports and give oral presentations of three team experiments; a fourth individually conducted experiment includes a proposal with revision, and concluding written and oral reports. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
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Sinha, Pawan
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Statistics for Behavioral Science

Statistics for Behavioral Science

This course provides students with the basic tools for evaluating data from ... (more)

This course provides students with the basic tools for evaluating data from studies in the behavioral sciences, particularly psychology. Students will gain familiarity with data description, variance and variability, significance tests, confident intervals, correlation and linear regression, analysis of variance, and other related topics. The goal is to learn the application of statistical reasoning to decision making. Current events are often used to illustrate these issues. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Video Lectures
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New York University
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New York University
Author:
Elizabeth Bauer
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Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology, Spring 2001

Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology, Spring 2001

Survey and special topics designed for graduate students in the brain and ... (more)

Survey and special topics designed for graduate students in the brain and cognitive sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other vertebrates and of invertebrates. (less)

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Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
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Schneider, Gerald
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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2012

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2012

This course uses neuroscience methods to study the cognitive development of human ... (more)

This course uses neuroscience methods to study the cognitive development of human infants and children. Case studies draw from research on face recognition, language, executive function, representations of objects, number and theory of mind. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Rebecca Saxe
Susan Carey
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Human Development Across the Lifespan, Fall 2007

Human Development Across the Lifespan, Fall 2007

Human Development Through the Lifespan is devoted to the study and understanding ... (more)

Human Development Through the Lifespan is devoted to the study and understanding of constancy and change for human beings, male and female, in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains interpreted through a variety of theoretical frameworks, contexts, and interdisciplinary research. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Dixie State College Opencourseware
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Dixie State College of Utah
Author:
M. Ed.
Tim Eicher
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Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).

This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as ... (more)

This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a big debate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita as a measure of development. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Quantitative Writing (SERC)
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SERC at Carlton College
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Meherun Ahmed
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Neuroscience for Kids

Neuroscience for Kids

This site explores the brain and nervous system. Learn about brain development, ... (more)

This site explores the brain and nervous system. Learn about brain development, brain lobes, the cerebral cortex, the skull, blood supply, brain fitness, neurons, the autonomic nervous system, sensory systems, the spinal cord, laughter and the brain, the musical brain, face recognition, drug effects, neurological and mental disorders, and more. (less)

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Social Sciences
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National Center for Research Resources
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National Center for Research Resources
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Using the Worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, in Undergraduate Genetics and Developmental Biology Laboratories

Using the Worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, in Undergraduate Genetics and Developmental Biology Laboratories

C. elegans is easy to use, transparent, reproduces quickly, and has a ... (more)

C. elegans is easy to use, transparent, reproduces quickly, and has a cloned genome. All of these factors make it an ideal system for use in introductory, genetics or developmental biology labs. This lab familiarizes students with the life cycle, development, terminology, and common mutant phenotypes of C. elegans. It also introduces the use of GFP transgenic worms to visualize specific cell types in the worm. A detailed sample experiment is included that takes students through using genetic crosses and GFP transgenic strains to figure out the cause of a mutant phenotype. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
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University of Colorado
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Jennifer Knight
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Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2004

Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2004

Relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics ... (more)

Relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include: functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory. In order to improve writing skills in describing experiments and critiquing published research in neuroscience, students are required to complete four homework assignments and one literature review with revision. This course begins with the study of nerve cells which includes their structure, the propagation of nerve impulses and transfer of information between nerve cells, the effect of drugs on this process, and the development of nerve cells into the brain and spinal cord. Next, sensory systems such as hearing, vision and touch are covered as well as a discussion on how physical energy such as light is converted into neural signals, where these signals travel in the brain and how they are processed. Other topics include the control of voluntary movement, the neurochemical bases of brain diseases, and those systems which control sleep and consciousness, learning and memory. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
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The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2002

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2002

Second half of intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year ... (more)

Second half of intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. Topics include: perception, attention, working memory, recognition and recall, categorization, language, and thought. Topics covered from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Kanwisher, Nancy
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Computational Cognitive Science, Fall 2004

Computational Cognitive Science, Fall 2004

This course is an introduction to computational theories of human cognition. Drawing ... (more)

This course is an introduction to computational theories of human cognition. Drawing on formal models from classic and contemporary artificial intelligence, students will explore fundamental issues in human knowledge representation, inductive learning and reasoning. What are the forms that our knowledge of the world takes? What are the inductive principles that allow us to acquire new knowledge from the interaction of prior knowledge with observed data? What kinds of data must be available to human learners, and what kinds of innate knowledge (if any) must they have? (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Tenenbaum, Joshua
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The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I, Fall 2002

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I, Fall 2002

Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, ... (more)

Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuroendocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. Open to graduate students in other departments, with permission of instructor. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Graybiel, Ann
Miller, Earl Keith
Wilson, Matt
Wilson, Matthew
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Neurosciences

Neurosciences

This course sequence teaches the pathophysiology of common diseases of the nervous ... (more)

This course sequence teaches the pathophysiology of common diseases of the nervous system (including visual, auditory, and vestibular systems), and the general principles underlying diagnosis and management. The specific goals are:To review clinically relevant neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.To learn a systematic approach to the localization of neurologic lesions.To learn a systematic approach for determining the likely general category of disease process responsible for a patientŐs symptoms and signs, based primarily on localization and time course.To learn about some common symptom complexes and diseases of the nervous system, (including visual, auditory, and vestibular systems) with respect to clinical features, pathology, pathophysiology, approach to diagnosis, and approach to management. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Open.Michigan
Provider:
University of Michigan
Author:
Douglas J. Gelb
H. Alexander Arts
Shahzad Mian
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Special Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Fall 2001

Special Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Fall 2001

Memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple forms ... (more)

Memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple forms of learning that differ in their operating characteristics and neurobiological substrates. This seminar will consider current debates regarding the cognitive and neural architectures of memory, specifically focusing on recent efforts to address these controversies through application of functional neuroimaging (primarily fMRI and PET). (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Wagner, Anthony
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Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science, Spring 2004

Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science, Spring 2004

Descriptive and inferential statistics for the behavioral and neurological sciences are considered. ... (more)

Descriptive and inferential statistics for the behavioral and neurological sciences are considered. Techniques such as t-tests, factorial analysis of (co)variance, correlation, multiple regression, and nonparametric tests are introduced. Subject provides an introductory overview of some advanced methods such as path analysis, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and analysis of functional MRI data. Basic issues of research design and methodology intimately associated with data analysis are discussed. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Rosenholtz, Ruth
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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