Biology 404: Neurophysiology Lab

Professors: Erik Herzog & Bruce Carlson

Overview: Neurophysiology is the study of living neurons, their interactions and how they dictate behavior. You will learn about the instrumentation and concepts of the field using computer and electronic simulations in the first 2 weeks. In the remaining 13 weeks, you will record the electric organ discharge of weakly electric fish, muscle and motor neuron potentials in the crayfish tail, optic nerve responses in the horseshoe crab eye, hair cell, auditory nerve and muscle potentials in the rat cochlea, responses in the sciatic nerve and optic tectum of the frog, and muscle potentials from yourself.

  • All of the course material are posted on Blackboard.

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