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From Neuron to behavior (Paris)

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A Third MOOC- Massive Online Open Course - of the Pasteur Institute, entitled " From Neuron to behavior " is opened to the public from Protected content Protected content . It is on the platform,"France université numérique" (FUN).

This MOOC covers the main advanced topics in neuroscience research : evolution, development and plasticity of the nervous system pathologies.

About the course
Brain function determines our behavior and dictates who we are. Our brain function governs our every thoughts and every action. The brain processes information through the concerted activity of many neurons, which communicate with each other through contacts we call synapses organized in highly dynamic networks. In this course, we are taking a bottom up approach to studying the brain, starting from molecules to end with behaviors and mental disorders.

Registrations opened from 16 February Protected content ends on 18 June Protected content .
Course starts on 16 May until 19 June Protected content .
The language used will be in English.

The MOOC’s instructor - Prof. Pierre-Marie Lledo
- Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at the Pasteur Institute
- Head of the Laboratory "Perception and Memory" at the Pasteur Institute
- Director of the Laboratory "Genes, Synapses and Cognition" at the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
- Director of the Teaching Graduate Program "Development and plasticity of the nervous system" at the Pasteur Institute

All are welcome to sign up now through the end of the course, either you are an undergraduate student, a PhD/MD student, a teacher, a researcher, or just curious to understand how the brain works.

Each week of the course consists of four video-lectures, each lasting from 10 to 15 minutes.

Suggested readings
Neurosciences - From Molecule to Behavior: a university textbook From G. Giovanni, P-M Lledo Springer Protected content
Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain Protected content M.F. Bear, B.W. Connors and M.A. Paradiso Wolters Kluwer (Ed)
Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind Protected content M.S. Gazzaniga, and G.R. Mangun M.I.T (Ed)
Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition Protected content E. R. Kandel, J.H. Schwartz, T. M. Jessell, S. A. Siegelbaum, and A. J. Hudspeth. McGraw Hill Professional (Ed)
Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience Protected content D. Purves, E. Brannon, R. Cabeza, S.A. Huettel, K. Labar, M.L. Platt and M. Woldorff. Macmillan Education (Ed)
The Custom-Made Brain Protected content J-D Vincent and P-M Lledo. Columbia University Press (Ed)