Phelma Formation 2022

Introduction to neurosciences - 5PMBINE5

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 9.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 9.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 1.5


Introduction to neurosciences.
Main concepts, from neuron to simple neural fonctions
Knowledge of some neurodegenerative diseases

Contact Franz BRUCKERT


  • Location and functions of the nervous system
  • Basic principles of neurosciences : cells, electrical properties of cell membranes, cell excitability, membrane channels, action potential, synapses, neurotransmitters, other kinds of transmission
  • Main physiological consequences of neurotransmission : post-synaptic potentials, synaptic dendritic integration, neuronal phenotypes, groups of cells, importance of connectivity
  • Neural coding : example of the muscle spindle, generalization, population coding
  • Central pattern generators : basic principles, example of the respiratory centers
  • Plasticity : short-term and long-term synaptic plasticity, structural plasticity (axonal and dendritic modifications)


Molecular biology and cell signaling courses


Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

100% Written exam (2 hour)

100% examen écrit (2h)
100% written exam (2h)

Additional Information

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 9
Curriculum->Double-Diploma Engineer/Master->Semester 9


From Neuron to Brain: A Cellular and Molecular Approach to the Function of the Nervous System. John G. Nicholls, A. Robert Martin, Bruce G. Wallace, Paul A. Fuchs. Sinauer Associates
Neuroscience. Edited by Dale Purves, George J Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C Katz, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, James O McNamara, and S Mark Williams. Sinauer Associates; 2001.