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A set of lecture notes taken by a student are included in the table below. Lecture notes courtesy of Wyan-Ching Mimi Lee. Used with permission.

WQ = Professor William Quinn
TL = Professor Troy Littleton

1 Introduction to the Nervous System (PDF) WQ
2 Membrane Channels and Signaling (PDF) WQ
3 Ionic basis of the Resting Potential (PDF) WQ
4 Action Potential I (PDF) WQ
5 Action Potential II (PDF) WQ
6 Neurons as Conductors: Propagation of the Action Potential (PDF) WQ
7 Electrical and Chemical Synaptic Transmission (PDF) WQ
8 Mechanisms of Transmitter Release at Synapses (PDF) WQ
9 Indirect Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission (PDF) WQ
10 Biochemistry of Synaptic Transmission (PDF) WQ
11 Learning and Memory I (PDF) WQ
12 Learning and Memory II (PDF) WQ
13 From Genes to Structure to Behavior (PDF) TL
14 Nervous System Development I (PDF) TL
15 Nervous System Development II (PDF) TL
16 Axon Guidance I (PDF - 1.0 MB) TL
17 Synapse Formation (PDF) TL
18 Fine-Tuning Synaptic Connections (PDF - 1.0 MB) TL
19 Vision I (PDF) TL
20 Vision II (PDF) TL
21 Hearing (PDF - 1.1 MB) TL
22 Olfaction and Other Sensory Systems (PDF) TL
23 Pain and Thermoreception (PDF - 1.1 MB) TL
24 Higher Order Cognitive Function (PDF) TL