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Axon Pathfinding and Synapses - October 6

EVENT: 
Introduction to Neuroscience
Who Should Attend: 
High School Students
How does the brain control movement?

Speakers

Instructor
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory for Cell Fate Specification and Circuit Development
Burke Neurological Institute

Suggested Reading

Lesson Objectives

  • Understanding what an axon is.
  • How axons get from point A to point B: understanding axon growth.
  • Understanding synaptic connectivity: how axons allows neurons to communicate with each other.
  • Synaptic elimination – use them or lose them.
  • What happens when things go wrong – discussing how disruptions in axon function can contribute to diseases and injury.

About Introduction to Neuroscience

Burke Neurological Institute, in White Plains, is offering an Introduction to Neuroscience course for interested High School students. 

Fall 2020 Syllabus

When

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Where

Conference Room: 
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