Video Tutorials & Course Lectures

LIVE STREAMING LECTURES

Since 2013, NS&B faculty lectures have been broadcast live on the MBL Live Video Channel. NS&B lectures take place in Loeb G70N Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 – 11 am Eastern Time. If you can’t be there in person, watch them live here.

 

LECTURE VIDEO LIBRARY

Below are links to the archived course lectures organized by module. All lectures will open in a new window.  Also, the 2014 lectures and some of the 2016 lectures were recorded with speaker-specific microphones; all the 2015 and some of the 2016 lectures were recorded will a global microphone that allows you to hear student questions.

The Leech Module 

  1. Membrane Potential and Passive Properties of Neurons (Part 1) 2016 Jim Angstadt  2015 Jim Angstadt  2014 Ron Calabrese
  2. Membrane Potential and Passive Properties of Neurons (Part 2) 2016 Jim Angstadt  2015 Jim Angstadt  2014 Ron Calabrese
  3. Voltage-Gated Ionic Currents Underlying Neuronal Electrical Activity (Part 1), Jim Angstadt 2017 2016  2015  2014
  4. Voltage-Gated Ionic Currents Underlying Neuronal Electrical Activity (Part 2) Jim Angstadt 2017 2015   2014
  5. Central Pattern Generators (Part 1), Michael Wright 2017 Ron Calabrese 2016   2014
  6. Central Pattern Generators (Part 2), Michael Wright 2017 Ron Calabrese 2016  2014
  7. Synaptic Transmission (Part 1), Brian Norris 2017  2016  2015   2014
  8. Synaptic Transmission (Part 2), Brian Norris  2015  2014
  9. Three ways to decide: Behavioral choices by the leech nervous system (Part 1), Bill Kristan 2017 2016  2014
  10. Three ways to decide: Behavioral choices by the leech nervous system (Part 2), Bill Kristan 2015  
  11. What leeches can teach us about neuroendocrine control, Kathy French 2016
  12. Development of the Leech (Part 1), David Weisblat 2017 2016  2015
  13. Development of the Leech (Part 2), David Weisblat 2017  2015
  14. Ever since Whitman: Cellular and molecular approaches to understanding the embryo of the leech Helobdella, a tractable spiralian, David Weisblat  2016
  15. Systems Neurophysiology vs. Neuroethology: Two approaches (Part 1), Bill Kristan 2017 2015   2014
  16. Systems Neurophysiology vs. Neuroethology: Two approaches (Part 2), Bill Kristan  2014
  17. Low Threshold Calcium Conductance as a Signal Amplifier, Lidia Szczupak 2015
  18. Studying The Neural Circuits That Generate Locomotion: One Crawl Step At A Time, Josh Puhl 2015   2014
  19. Influence of Motor Neurons on Crawling in the Leech, Lidia Szczupak 2017
  20. You can’t keep a good leech down: Learning about the control of locomotion through recovery from CNS injury, Josh Puhl 2017  2016
  21. The importance of neural modulation and context for behavioral selection, Karen Mesce  2014
  22. Intro to Principle and Independent Component Analysis of High Dimensional Data, Paxon Frady  2014

The Stomatogastric Ganglion Module

  1. Introduction to the stomatogastric nervous system, Farzan Nadim 2017  2016 2015   2014
  2. Neuromodulation, Dirk Bucher 2017 Dawn Blitz 2016  2015  2014
  3. Neuromodulation of Neural Circuits Dawn Blitz 2017
  4. Motor pattern specification: functional consequences, Woldgang Stein 2016   2015   2014
  5. The Role of Axons in Neural Coding, Dirk Bucher  2017  2016
  6. Circuit Dynamics, Farzan Nadim 2017  2016
  7. Synaptic Dynamics, Farzan Nadim 2017  2015   2014
  8. Motor pattern specification, Dawn Blitz  2015   2014
  9. Sensorimotor Integration. Wolfgang Stein 2015 
  10. Variability and stability in the nervous system, Jorge Golowasch 2015  2014
  11. The secret life of axons: neuromodulation of spike propagation, Dirk Bucher 2014
  12. Coordination of Neural Oscillators, Carmen Smarandache  2017

Electric Fish Module 

  1. Locomotor control. Eric Fortune 2017 2014  2016
  2. Neuromodulation of Sensory Processing. Maurice Chacron 2014  2016
  3. Neural Coding: single neurons. Maurice Chacron 2016 
  4. Introduction to the electrosensory system: Maurice Chacron 2017 Eric Fortune  2014  2015  
  5. Neural coding I: General principles. Maurice Chacron 2015
  6. Neural coding II: Adaptation to natural stimulus statistics. Maurice Chacron. 2015
  7. Neural coding III: Encoding envelopes. Maurice Chacron 2014
  8. Coding of natural electrocommunication stimuli. Gary Marsat 2015
  9. Control of locomotion and consequences of coding. Eric Fortune   2015
  10. Sensory coding of movement. Eric Fortune  2014
  11. Electroreceptors – An overview across species. Michael Metzen 2017  2014
  12. Electrogeneration. Michael Markham 2017 
  13. Feedback and the brain in weakly electric fish. Eric Fortune.   2017    
  14. Electroreception in the wild. Eric Fortune  2017

C. elegans Module

  1. Introduction to genetic model organisms, Daniel Colón Ramos 2015  2016
  2. Cell biology of neurodevelopment in C. elegans, Daniel Colón Ramos  2017  2015  2016
  3. Genetic model organisms. Daniel Colón Ramos  2017
  4. Behavioral variability and chemosensation, Dirk Albrecht:  2017  2015   2016
  5. C. elegans introduction to behavior, Mark Alkema  2017   2015  2016
  6. The Neuroethology of the C. elegans escape response, Mark Alkema 2015
  7. Optical reporters as tools to link genes to behavior, Josh Hawk  2017  2015
  8. Introduction C. elegans, Mark Alkema 2014
  9. C. elegans genetic screens, Mark Alkema 2014 
  10. Reverse genetics in the worm nervous system, Andrea Calixto 2014
  11. Food, behavior and neural degeneration, Andrea Calixto 2014
  12. Optogenetics and calcium imaging, Andrew Leifer  2014
  13. Quantitative analysis of behavior in C. elegans, Andrew Leifer 2014
  14. The neuroethology of the C. elegans escape response, Mark Alkema 2014

Hydra Module 

  1. The Brain Activity Map & Intro to Hydra.Rafa Yuste & Rob Steele   2017   2015  2016
  2.  Molecular methods in Hydra. Celina Juliano 2015  2016
  3. Functional networks in Hydra. Christophe Dupre 2016

Hippocampus Module 

  1. Introduction to the hippocampus, Emma Wood  2015  2016
  2. Hippocampal Circuits and Synaptic Plasticity, Juan-Marcos Alarcon 2015 2016
  3. Neurological Disorders, Ros Langston 2017  2015 2016
  4. Hippocampal neural ensemble coding, Matt van der Meer  2017  2016
  5. Animal models of mental illness, André Fenton  2017  2014  2016 
  6. Synthesis and integration: Cognition-associated neural coordination and discoordination in Fragile X mutant mice. André Fenton 2016
  7. Inspirations from Jimi Hendrix: If Space was Time…Are You Experienced? André Fenton 2015  2016
  8. Hippocampal Information Processing II, Matt van der Meer  2015 
  9. Information Processing Breakdown in Animal Models, André Fenton 2015
  10. Inspirations from Jimi Hendrix: If Space was Time…Are You Experienced? André Fenton   2015
  11. If space was time: the dynamic micro-infrastructure of cognition, André Fenton   2017
  12. Introduction to hippocampus and Fragile X mouse, André Fenton  2014
  13. Introduction to learning and memory: the synaptic plasticity hypothesis, Juan-Marcos Alarcon 2014
  14. Hippocampal in vivo electrophysiology 1: the basics, Paul Dudchenko,  2014
  15. Memory associated modulation of synaptic circuits, Juan-Marcos Alarcon  2014 
  16. Linking the development of behavior and neuronal activity, Ros Langston 2014
  17.  Place cells and behavior, Emma Wood  2014

Integrative Molecular Neuroethology Module

  1. Integrative Study of Neural Systems and Behavior. Hans Hofmann 2017  2016
  2. Variability and compensation in neural networks: from gene expression to output. David Schulz 2016
  3. The link between activity and genome: Actvity-dependent gene expression in neurons.David Schulz  2017  2016 
  4. Adding -omics to your research II: Next Generation Sequencing. Eva Fischer 2016
  5. Adding -omics to your research: overcoming design and analysis hurdles. Eva Fischer  2017
  6. Integrative approaches to mechanisms of parental care. Eva Fischer  2017
  7. Evolution of Neural Systems,Hans Hofmann  2017  2014
  8. Evolution of the Social Brain, Hans Hofmann  2014
  9.  Integrative Molecular Neuroethology. Hans Hofmann  2014 
  10. Approaches to molecular neuroethology I Suzy Renn  2014
  11. Time, Money, & Neural Gene Expression Profiling, Rayna Harris  2014
  12. Predator exposure alters stress physiology in guppies across timescales.  Rayna Harris  2014

Fly Flight Module 

  1. Using fly behavior to study a fundamental neural computation.Michael Reiser 2016
  2. Behavioral algorithms in insects & Drosophila as a model system for behavioral neuroscience.  Gaby Maimon & John Tuthill  2017
  3. Principles of visual processing in insects. Lisa Fenk 2017 
  4. Structure and functions of eyes, visual ecology, and eye evolution. Jamie Theobald  2014 2016
  5. Motor control in fly flight. Brad Dickerson  2017
  6. Studying higher brain functions in flies.  Gaby Maimon  2017
  7. Descending control of locomotion & principles of motor control. Jan Ache &Thad Lindsay 2016
  8. Fly vision overview: How do flies see motion and respond to imminent collisions? – Michael Reiser & Gwyneth Card 2015
  9. Using genetic tools to understand circuit computations I: Looming-evoked takeoff. Gwyneth Card: 2015
  10. Using genetic tools to understand circuit computations II: Motion vision. Michael Reiser 2015
  11. Aerodynamics, motor control, & flight behaviors I. Michael Dickinson 2015
  12. Aerodynamics, motor control, and flight behaviors II. Michael Dickinson 2015
  13. Sensory processing in the fly olfactory system. Eyal Gruntman 2015
  14. Transformation of tactile signals in central circuits of Drosophila. John Tuthill 2015
  15. Fly motion vision as unifying theme for cycle, Michael Reiser  2014
  16. Introduction to modern fly genetic tools for circuit analysis. Michael Reiser 2014 
  17. Structure and functions of eyes, visual ecology, and eye evolution. Jamie Theobald  2014
  18. General principles of early sensory processing I. Bikas Bhandawat  2014 
  19. General principles of early sensory processing II. Bikas Bhandawat  2014
  20. Survey of visual behaviors, algorithmic context. Gaby Maimon  2014 

Also, check out Michael Dickinson’s TED Talk: How a fly flies.

Somatosensory Module 

  1. Introduction to Somatosensation. Michael Brecht  2017  2014 2015 2016
  2. Active Dendritic Contributions to Sensorimotor Integration. Hillel Adesnik  2017
  3. Functional Microcircuitry of Somatosensation. Hillel Adesnik  2017
  4. Somatosensory diversity. Christopher Deister 2016
  5. Barrels: Bloody Coordinated Dynamics. Chris Moore  2017   2014  2016
  6. Social Touch. Michael Brecht 2014 2015 2016
  7. Socio-sexual touch in the somatosensory cortex. Michael Brecht & Ann Clemens  2017
  8. Pathways of the Somatosensory System. Randy Bruno 2015
  9. Inhibitory Neuron Diversity and its Role in Sensory Processing. Christopher Deister 2015 
  10. Modulating the Many Circuits of Touch. Randy Bruno 2015 
  11. Inhibitory neuron diversity and its role in sensory processing. Hillel Adesnik 2014
  12. Transformations underlying optimal dynamic neocortical representation. Chris Moore 2014

2017 Wednesday Night Speakers- click here

2016 Wednesday Night Speakers

  1. Adrienne Fairhall: Learning Variability and Synchrony in Birdsong. 7-6-2016
  2. Todd Sacktor – PKMZ, LTP, and Memory. 7-20-2016
  3. Giles Laurent: What’s in the brain of a sleeping dragon? 7-27-2016

2015 Wednesday Night Speakers

  1. Bettina Osborn: A bird’s eye view of an evolving NIMH grant portfolio in learning and memory6-17-15
  2. Margaret McCarthy: Surprising Origins of Sex Differences in the Brain. 06-24-15
  3. Michael Markham: Energetics of an active sensory and communication signal: Organismal, cellular, and molecular perspectives. 07/8/15 
  4. Allison Barth: Dynamic connectivity mediated through presynaptic silencing in pyramidal cell networks. 07-15-2015 
  5. William Catterall: Calcium Channel Regulation and Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity. 07-22-2015
  6. Nachum Ulanovsky: Neural codes for 2-D and 3-D space in the hippocampal formation of bats. 07-29-2015 

2014 Wednesday Night and Other Guest Lectures

  1. Jeff Lichtman (Harvard)  A Connectomic Approach to Neural Systems & Behavior.   07/31/14 
  2. Michael Nitabach (Yale University)  Neural circuits controlling innate behavior.   07/08/14 
  3. Rafael Yuste (Columbia University)  The Brain Activity Map: Imaging and Manipulating Entire Neural Circuits.   07/02/14 
  4. Stephanie White (UCLA)  Of Speech and Song: Molecular Microcircuits for Learned 06/24/14
  5. Edward Kravitz (Harvard)  A new department, a new transmitter compound, a war and a movement or how I spent the 60s and early 70s.   06/23/14

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS recording techniques

With support from the Grass Foundation and MBL, we recently began creating video tutorials for concepts taught in the course.  This is an ongoing project still in its early stages. Check back for more videos soon.

Intracellular Recording Techniques with Ron Calabrese