Synaptic Physiology / Synaptic Plasticity (1V, 1.0 LP)
|SWS||Type||Course Form||CP (Effort)||Presence-Time / Self-Study|
|1||V||Lecture||1.0 CP||14 h||16 h|
|(1V)||1.0 CP||14 h||16 h|
|CP, Effort||1.0 CP = 30 h|
|Position of the semester||1 Sem. in WiSe|
|Level|| Bachelor (Specialization)|
|Language||[DE/EN] German or English as required|
|Area of study||[BIO-TPH] Animal Physiology|
This lecture will cover several aspects of chemical neurotrans¬mission as well as various flavors of synaptic plasticity. The latter comprises changes in synaptic strength that affect the efficacy of neurotransmission and are likely to form basic principles of learning. Synaptic transmission and plasticity have been studied using various approaches, including electrophysiology Via an interactive style, we will address quantitative means of characterizing neurotransmission and various forms of plasticity, such as paired-pulse facilitation, short-term depression, and long-term potentiation.
Participants should be familiar with the basic aspects of neurophysiology, i.e., the topics tackled in the Animal Physiology lecture are taken for granted. The overall aim is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of synaptic signaling as addressed by active and contemporary research.