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Genomics
Proteins & Proteomics
Evolution & Phylogenetics
Microbial Diversity
Emerging Infectious Diseases
HIV & AIDS
Genetics of Development
Cell Biology & Cancer
Human Evolution
Neurobiology
Introduction
The Neuron as a Battery
Voltage-Gated Channels
The Action Potential
Myelin Speeds up Thought
Across the Synapse
Neurotransmitters and Receptors
Neurotransmitters, Psychoactive Drugs, and the Reward Pathway
The Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory
Memory and Hippocampus
Neuronal Stem Cells
Biology of Sex & Gender
Biodiversity
Genetically Modified Organisms
Unit 10: Neurobiology


This online textbook chapter supports and extends the content of the Neurobiology video. The chapter covers the basic electrical workings of the neuron and more complex phenomena like Long-Term Potentiation. Click on the Go button to begin reading, or skip to a sub-section of the chapter in the list below.

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Chapter Contents:
Introduction
The Neuron as a Battery
Voltage-Gated Channels
The Action Potential
Myelin Speeds up Thought
Across the Synapse
Neurotransmitters and Receptors
Neurotransmitters, Psychoactive Drugs, and the Reward Pathway
The Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory
Memory and Hippocampus
Neuronal Stem Cells

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