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Concepts in Medical Neuroscience

Many of these notes are adapted from Dr. White's Coursera course titled "Medical Neuroscience." 1-2: Functional Microanatomy of Neurons Neurons contain all the metabolic machinery common to other somatic cells (e.g., nuclei, mitochondria) Most neurons are incredibly rich in endoplasmic riticulum for synthesis of lipid (smooth ER) and protein molecules (rough ER) and mitochondria for… Read More »


Molecular computation in neurons: a modeling perspective

Included here is a summary of the following article: Bhalla, Upinder S. "Molecular computation in neurons: a modeling perspective." Current Opinion in Neurobiology 25 (2014): 31-37. Introduction Chemical signaling probably accounts for a hundred times as much computation as electrical signaling. What is involved in these computations? There are over 1400 distinct proteins in the… Read More »