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Foundations

How do our various body systems and organs coordinate to perform vital actions and behavior? What are the main components of the nervous system? How do neurons conduct signals using action potentials? Test your knowledge on the origins and foundations of neuroscience in this theme.

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An Introduction to Neurobiology Free

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OriginsFree

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Neurobiology TodayFree

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Neurons and GliaFree

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The Neuron Doctrine Free

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The Typical Neuron Free

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Classifying NeuronsFree

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GliaFree

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The Neuronal Membrane at RestFree

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Membrane Chemicals Free

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The Movement of IonsFree

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The Ionic Basis of the Resting Membrane Potential Free

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The Action Potential

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Properties of the Action Potential

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Action Potential Conduction

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Action Potentials, Axons, and Dendrites

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Synaptic Transmission

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Types of Synapses

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Principles of Chemical Synaptic Transmission

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Principles of Synaptic Integration

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Neurotransmitter Systems

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Neurotransmitter Chemistry

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Transmitter-Gated Channels

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G-Protein-Coupled Receptors and Effectors

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Divergence and Convergence in Neurotransmitter Systems

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The Structure of the Nervous System

How is the nervous system organized in mammals? Dive deeper into the embryonic development stages of each neuronal component in these questions. Analyze the structure and functions of central processing unit: the brain.

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Gross Organization of the Mammalian Nervous System

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The Central Nervous System

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The Peripheral Nervous System

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The Cranial Nerves

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The Meninges

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The Ventricular System

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The Blood Brain Barrier and Blood Spinal Cord Barrier

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The Neurovascular Unit (Neurons, Vasculature, and Glia)

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Development of the CNS Structure

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Formation of the Neural Tube

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Three Primary Brain Vesicles

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Differentiation of the Forebrain

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Differentiation of the Midbrain

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Differentiation of the Hindbrain

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Differentiation of the Spinal Cord

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The Cerebral Cortex

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Types of Cerebral Cortex

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Areas of Neocortex

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The Cerebellum

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Histology of Nervous Tissue

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Types of Stains

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Sensory Systems

How does our body perceive pain? How do we hear and interpret sounds as information in our brains? Dissect the mechanisms that facilitate sensory reception and the processing power behind basic senses in this theme.

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The Chemical Senses

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Smell

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The Eye

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The Structure of the Eye

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Image Formation By the Eye

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Microscopic Anatomy of the Retina

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Phototransduction

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Retinal Processing and Output

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Eye Diseases and Conditions

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The Central Visual System

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The Retinofugal Projection

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The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

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Anatomy of the Striate Cortex

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Physiology of the Striate Cortex

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The Auditory and Vestibular Systems

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The Middle Ear

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The Inner Ear

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Encoding Sound Intensity and Frequency

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Mechanisms of Sound Localization

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Auditory Cortex

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Diseases of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems

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The Somatic Sensory System

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Touch

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Pain

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Temperature

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The Thalamus

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Motor Systems

How does our nervous system coordinate physical movement? This theme explores the central nervous system's role in regulating different motor systems from central pattern generators to the primary motor cortex.

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Spinal Control of Movement

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The Somatic Motor System

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The Lower Motor Neuron

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Excitation-Contraction Coupling

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Spinal Control of Motor Units

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Central Pattern Generators

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Brain Control of Movement

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The Basal Ganglia

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The Cerebellum

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The Brain and Behavior

What role does our brain play in human behavior? Explore neuroscience in both biological and psychological contexts by practicing questions on topics like language, sleep, and motivation.

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Chemical Control of the Brain and Behavior

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The Secretory Hypothalamus

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The Autonomic Nervous System

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The Diffuse Modulatory Systems of the Brain

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Motivation

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The Hypothalamus, Homeostasis, and Motivated Behavior

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The Long-Term Regulation of Feeding Behavior

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The Short-Term Regulation of Feeding Behavior

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Hunger

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Other Motivated Behaviors

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Brain Mechanisms of Emotion

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The Limbic System

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Brain Rhythms and Sleep

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Electroencephalogram

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Sleep

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Language

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Definition and Properties

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Specialized Language Areas in the Brain

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Language Insights and Aphasia

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The Resting Brain, Attention, and Consciousness

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Consciousness

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Mental Illness

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Schizophrenia

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The Changing Brain

How does the brain develop from the earliest embryo to fully developed adult? What prompts neuron generation in the brain? Test your knowledge on the biological mechanisms of learning and memory acquisition in this theme.

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Wiring the Brain

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Neuron Genesis

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Connection Genesis

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Elimination of Cells and Synapses

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Activity-Dependent Synaptic Rearrangement

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Mechanisms of Cortical Synaptic Plasticity

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Why Critical Periods End

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Memory Systems

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Types of Memory and Amnesia

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Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

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Memory Acquisition

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Procedural Learning

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Invertebrate Models of Learning

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Vertebrate Models of Learning

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Long-Term Memory

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Neurobiology of Disease

What happens when the master communicator of the body does not correctly function? Learn about the pathology and consequences of different neurological diseases, disorders, and nervous system injuries. Extend your learning and look towards future treatments or therapies to help patients of these afflictions.

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Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Psychiatric Diseases

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Seizure Disorders

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Chronic Pain

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Brain Tumors

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PNS Versus CNS in Neural Repair

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Motor and Sensory Deficits

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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

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Motor and Sensory Deficits

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