section 1. Basic neuroscience. pt. 1. Biophysics ; Water, ions, membranes, pumps and transporters ; Voltage-gated ion channels ; Ionotropic glutamate receptors ; Signal transduction-dependent channels ; Membrane Potentials -- pt. 2. Development. Stem cells: Neural stem cells in cerebral cortex development ; Adult neurogenesis ; Dendrites: a key structural element of neurons -- pt 3. Cell biology of neurons and glia. Dendritic function ; Axonal transport ; Cell biology of the synapse ; Molecular regulation of synaptic release ; The postsynaptic density ; Gap junctions, electric synapses ; Glial cells ; Immune system cells ; Psychoneuroimmune phenomena: neuroimmune interactions -- pt. 4. Sensory systems (neuroanatomy and physiology). Retina: neuroanatomy and physiology ; The superior colliculus and visual thalamus ; Cortical processing of visual signals ; Audition: hearing and deafness ; Somatosensation : end organs for tactile sensation ; Taste ; Olfaction ; Visuomotor integration ; Vestibular inputs : the vestibular system ; Kinesthetic inputs ; Pain -- pt. 5. Motor control. Spinal motoneurons ; Spinal interneurons ; Systems descending from the brainstem : basic principles ; Systems descending from the brainstem : functional recovery following damage ; Basal ganglia: Basic principles ; Dystonia ; Cerebellum -- Anatomy and Function ; The cerebellum : eye movements ; Cortical motor control ; Locomotion: circuits and physiology ; Posture -- pt. 6. Neurophysiology of other, specific CNS regions and networks. Basic principles of mammalian CNS systems ; Frontal cortex ; Limbic cortex : the functional neuroanatomy of emotion and hedonic processing ; Hypothalamus ; Autonomic nervous systems ; Respiration ; Spinal reflexes -- pt. 7. Neurochemistry, neuropharmacology. Transmitters and peptides: basic principles ; Transmitter and peptide receptors: basic principles ; Opioid peptides ; Trophic factors: neurotrophic factors ; Brain energy metabolism ; Blood brain barrier -- pt. 8. Neuroendocrinology. Brain control over pituitary gland hormones ; Hormone effects on behavior ; Critical periods during development: Hormonal influences on neurobehavioral transitions across the lifespan ; Mechanisms of homeostatically regulated behaviors ; Mechanisms of behaviors related to reproduction ; Seasonal rhythms in behavior -- pt. 9. Regulation of natural behaviors. Circadian physiology ; The suprachiasmatic nucleus and the circadian timekeeping system of the body ; Sleep regulation and insomnia ; Genomic imprinting and brain function ; Epigenetic mechanisms: DNA methylation and histone protein modification ; Stress research: past, present and future ; Fear ; Aggression ; Emotions studied by imaging of the human brain : the somatic and emotional motor systems ; Parental behavior ; Sexual behavior ; Social behavior -- pt. 10. Cognitive neuroscience. Elementary CNS arousal ; Neurobiology of learning and memory ; Cognitive functions as revealed by imaging of the human brain ; Aging of the brain -- pt. 11. Computational neuroscience. Computational neuroscience of synapses and neurons ; Computational neuroscience of neuronal networks ; Biological modeling. section 2. Clinical neuroscience. pt. 12. Developmental disorders. Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes ; Fragile X-associated disorders ; Fetal alcohol syndrome ; Autism ; Anorexia nervosa and bulimia -- pt. 13. Systems disorders. Sleep disorders ; Traumatic brain damage ; Spinal cord damage ; Ischemic stroke : basic pathophysiology and clinical implication -- pt. 14. Pain. Non-migrainous headache ; Migraine ; Central mechanisms of pain suppression -- pt. 15. Neuroimmune disorders. Multiple sclerosis ; Myasthenia gravis ; Infections of the nervous system -- pt. 16. Addictive disorders. Psychostimulants and addiction ; Neurobiology of alcohol addiction ; Internet addiction ; Abuse of performance enhancing drugs ; Food addiction -- pt. 17. Degenerative diseases. Motor neuron disease : amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ; Parkinson's disease ; Huntington's disease ; Problems during aging (Alzheimer's, et al.) -- pt. 18. Gender Identity. Sexual differentiation of the human brain in relation to gender-identity, sexual orientation and neuropsychiatric disorders -- pt. 19. Psychiatric disorders. Depressive disorders ; The neurobiology of bipolar disorder ; Schizophrenia. Appendix. Seven steps to setting up a neuroscience program in a developing country.
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