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Course BIO-TPH-10-K-4

Synaptic Physiology / Synaptic Plasticity (1V, 1.0 LP)

Course Type

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

Basedata

SWS 1V
CP, Effort 1.0 CP = 30 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Lecturers
Area of study [BIO-TPH] Animal Physiology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Contents

Neurons communicate via synapses and thus form a fundamental basis of brain function and neural signaling. Information transfer occurs via the release of neurotransmitters from the presynaptic terminal into the synaptic cleft to activate postsynaptic receptor molecules.

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.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

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.

Requirements for attendance (formal)

None

References to Course [BIO-TPH-10-K-4]

Module Name Context
[BIO-TM1-M-4#7] Theoriemodul 1: „Biologische und Biologie-verwandte Theorie“ WP: Obligation to choose 1V, 1.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[PHY-WMMedBP-KPOOL-6] Wahlmodul medizinische Biophysik
[PHY-WMMolBP-KPOOL-6] Wahlmodul molekulare Biophysik