|Grade, Semester||Year 1 2nd semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]|
|Elective, Credits||Elective 2credit|
Students will study the structure of brain, function of neuron and glial cells, which constitute a nervous system, including neural circuit based on synapses. Furthermore, the lecture will provide neuropathlogy of brain diseases and several current topics on neuroscience, including animal model for brain disease and regenerative medicine. In this lecture, students will acquire knowledge and train comprehensive thinking skill on DP1,DP2 and DP3.
Neurobiology is the study of operating principles of nervous system. The goal of this lecture is to understand the structure of brain including neural circuit, higher brain function, and brain diseases such as neurodegenerative disease and developmental disorders. Students can understand technical terms, describe their contents, and verbally explain them. Students can understand abstracts and diagrams of the original English papers and explain them verbally.
Evaluation is comprehensively conducted based on the presentation of the issues in the lecture (approximately 70%) and the issue report (approximately 30%). The report will be returned after scoring.
Since English original papers and reviews are used, you will need a dictionary.
Distribute the prints if necessary.
|1||Chapter 1. Introduction of neurobiology|
|2||Chapter 2. Structure of brain 1: Basic structure of brain (cerebrum, cerebellum, hippocampus, striatum)|
Textbook; P8-P13, P66-P67, P76-P79
|3||Chapter 3. Structure of brain 2: Neural cells（neurons and glial cells）|
Textbook; P20-P21, P28-P29
|4||Chapter 4. Structure of brain 3: Structure and function of synapses|
|5||Chapter 5. Molecular mechanism of neuronal signal transduction: excitatory synapse and inhibitory synapse|
|6||Chapter 6. Development of brain: Neuronal migration and laminar formation|
Textbook; P16-P19, P30-P37
|7||Chapter 7. Molecular mechanism of neuronal maturation: Formation and pruning of synapses|
|8||Chapter 8. Molecular mechanism of neuronal plasticity: Role of synaptic molecules|
|9||Chapter 9. Higher brain function 1: Recognition, perception, learning and memory|
|10||Chapter 10. Higher brain function 2: Esthesiohysiology in brain|
|11||Chapter 11. Higher brain function 3: Exercise physiology in brain|
Textbook; P46-P51, P80-P89
|12||Chapter 12. Higher brain function 4: Mental biology in brain|
|13||Chapter 13. Brain disease 1: Neurodegenerative disease and cerebrovascular disease|
|14||Chapter 14. Brain disease 2: Developmental disorder and mental disorder|
|15||Chapter 15. Current topics on neuroscience: Animal model for brain disease and regenerative medicine|