Neurotechnology in Action

Neurotechnology in Action

Course Number(s): 

9.123J, 20.203J

Instructor(s): 

Dr. Maxine Jonas, Prof. Alan Jasanoff

School(s): 

Semester: 

  • Spring 2018

Course Level: 

  • Graduate

Syllabus: 

Class Days/Times: 

Tue 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thu 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Course Description: 

Offers a fast-paced introduction to numerous laboratory methods at the forefront of modern neurobiology. The course comprises a sequence of modules focusing on neurotechnologies being developed and used by MIT research groups. Each module consists of a background lecture and a session of firsthand and often hands-on laboratory experience. This year’s topics include multi-photon microscopy, optogenetics, expansion microscopy, high throughput neuroscience, neuromaterials and magnetic brain stimulation, high-density electrophysiology, methods in primate neuroscience, viral engineering, whole-brain optical imaging, structural, functional, and molecular magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic encephalography.