The MOOC Cellular Neurophysiology is now on Youtubeutube.
Link to the MOOC
How does information circulate in the nervous system? How does the nerve impulse start, how does it travel along axons, and how is it transmitted (or not) from one neuron to the next? Thanks to this MOOC, you will master these basic principles of neuronal physiology.
This MOOC is especially intended for students in biological sciences, high school science teachers, graduate students, research assistants and researchers who want to understand electrophysiology basics.
With an emphasis on the experimental approach, this course will address:
the transmembrane ion gradients and the membrane potential that control the movement of ions across the neuronal membrane. These ion movements create ion currents;
the genesis of the sodium action potential and its propagation to the axonal terminals;
the function of the synapse: neurotransmitter release, postsynaptic glutamate and GABA receptors, postsynaptic currents and their integration.
Every week, the chapter includes:
didactic short videos presenting cellular neurophysiology
videos of experiments preformed in a research laboratory
S1: Ion gradients
S2: The action potential
S3: Neurotransmitter release
S4: Glutamatergic synaptic transmission
S5: GABAergic synaptic transmission
S6: Postsynaptic integration
Scientific and financial partners
Aix Marseille University and the [inmed.fr]Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (INMED), an INSERM laboratory, created this MOOC in neurophysiology, thanks to an A*MIDEX funding.
Contact : Constance Hammond
Directeure de recherche émérite Inserm
Présidente fondatrice et honoraire de Tous Chercheurs