Archived Versions

9.18 / 9.181J / 7.69J Developmental Neurobiology

As taught in: Spring 2005

A multicolored montage of coronal sections of brains.

Coronal sections of brain depicting cortical plasticity gene expression during development. (Image courtesy of Corey C. Harwell)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Elly Nedivi

Course Features

Course Description

This course considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior.