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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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Science and Technology
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Foundation
Developmental Biology, Fall 2005
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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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Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Constantine-Paton, Martha
Sive, Hazel
Developmental Biology Overview - Anatomy & Physiology

Developmental Biology Overview - Anatomy & Physiology

Embryo, when applied to mammals, is the term given to the developing ... (more)

Embryo, when applied to mammals, is the term given to the developing organism from fertilisation to birth. Developmental biology, or embryology, is the study of the embryo as it transforms from a unicellular zygote to a multicellular, mulitsystemed organism which in some cases is ready to function autonomously at birth. Developmental biology is of interest to vets in understanding why organs and systems are the way they are, but also in understanding genetic diseases and applying cell based therapies to treat loss or damage to tissues. (less)

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Life Science
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Images and Illustrations
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WikiVet
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Anatomy & Physiology
Computational Cognitive Science, Spring 2003
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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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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tenenbaum, Joshua
Statistics for Behavioral Science
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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
Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2002
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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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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sinha, Pawan
Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a ... (more)

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field’s immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Textbooks
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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota - Open Academics Textbooks
Author:
Michael Dawson
Developmental Biology Cinema
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Developmental Biology Cinema

The Developmental Biology Cinema emerged after an inspired breakfast meeting at the ... (more)

The Developmental Biology Cinema emerged after an inspired breakfast meeting at the 13th International Congress of Developmental Biology in Snowbird, Utah (July 1997). DBC's mission is "to get video sequences of developing embryos (organisms), and experimental techniques, from the developmental biologist's lab to the eyeballs of interested individuals in a user-friendly and inexpensive form." Current features include Thom Kaufman's Fly Morph-O-Genesis, Lionel Jaffe's Calcium Tsunami, and Jeff Miller's Dynamics of Thin Filopodia. The silent movies may be viewed in QuickTime or VivoActive formats, and are accompanied by brief thumbnail images and background summaries. Note that these digital video sequences are provided by the Society for Developmental Biology for educational purposes only. (less)

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Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2006
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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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Activities and Labs
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tenenbaum, Joshua
The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences (MITECS)
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The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences (MITECS)

The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences (MITECS), an electronic publication of the ... (more)

The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences (MITECS), an electronic publication of the MIT Press, is a new comprehensive reference work that encompasses the diverse theories and methodologies of the cognitive and brain sciences. The encyclopedia contains 471 specialized articles by preeminent researchers and scholars; articles include extensive bibliographies and provide multiple cross-references. MITECS spans six major topics: Philosophy; Psychology; Neuroscience; Computational Intelligence; Linguistics and Language; and Culture, Cognition, and Evolution. The introductory essays that precede each major section discuss topics within the larger framework of the cognitive sciences. The encyclopedia may be browsed by an author or a topic index, and the entire work is searchable by keyword. Please note that first-time users of the encyclopedia are required to register at the site; necessary registration information includes email address, full name, and research interests. (less)

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Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2012
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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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Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rebecca Saxe
Susan Carey
Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology, Spring 2001
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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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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Society for Neuroscience
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Society for Neuroscience

Web site of nonprofit membership organization for scientists and physicians who study ... (more)

Web site of nonprofit membership organization for scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. The site offers educators free "Neuroscience Resources for the Classroom," including background articles, classroom and lab activities, a monthly newsletter, and links to neuroscience education web sites. The field of neuroscience includes the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging, and neurological and psychiatric disorders, as well as the molecules, cells, and genes responsible for nervous-system functioning. The Society is committed to advocacy for the responsible use of animals in research. (less)

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Chemistry
Life Science
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
NSDL Staff
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Biological Sciences Gateways and Resources
Using the Worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, in Undergraduate Genetics and Developmental Biology Laboratories
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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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Provider:
University of Colorado
Provider Set:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Jennifer Knight
Human Development Across the Lifespan, Fall 2007
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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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Full Course
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Provider:
Dixie State College of Utah
Provider Set:
Dixie State College Opencourseware
Author:
M. Ed.
Tim Eicher
Neurosciences
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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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Full Course
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University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Douglas J. Gelb
H. Alexander Arts
Shahzad Mian
Darling Marine Center Summer Courses - Developmental Biology
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Darling Marine Center Summer Courses - Developmental Biology

This website provides information regarding a Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop designed for ... (more)

This website provides information regarding a Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop designed for college and university faculty members, especially post-docs and graduate students about to begin teaching developmental biology. It provides basic hands-on experience with some organisms commonly studied in teaching laboratories. (less)

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Education
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Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Darling Marine Center (University of Maine)
Computational Cognitive Science, Fall 2004
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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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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tenenbaum, Joshua
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