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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor David Belin from the University of Cambridge


The course on "Neurotransmission: Brain's Electrical Signals" offers a comprehensive exploration into the fundamental workings of the brain's communication system. Delivered through a series of lectures, this course spans various topics essential to understanding how neurons transmit signals. Beginning with an introduction to the basic structures of neurons and different types of neurotransmitters, the course progresses to more intricate concepts such as synaptic transmission mechanisms, neuronal disorders, and their clinical applications. As the course advances, it delves deeper into the complexities of neurotransmitter receptors, signaling pathways, and their roles in cognitive functions, behaviors, and emotions. Furthermore, the program covers advanced studies, including neurotransmission in neurological disorders, gene expression, ethical considerations in research, and the latest technologies shaping the future of this field. Each lecture, strategically designed for a 20-minute duration, provides a focused exploration, allowing students to grasp the intricacies of neurotransmission while facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the brain's electrical signaling processes.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Neurotransmission: Brain's Electrical Signals, by David Belin

  • Dr David Belin is a Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Homerton College, Cambridge.

    Dr Belin was born in Blois, France in 1979. He graduated in 2005 in Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology at the University of Bordeaux 2. During his PhD he developed the first preclinical model of cocaine addiction based in the operationalisation of multiple clinical criteria of the pathology as defined in humans.

    Dr Belin then moved to the laboratory of Professor Barry Everitt at the Department of Experimental Psychology of the University of Cambridge in January 2006. With his mentor Dr Belin investigated the corticostriatal mechanisms of cocaine seeking habits and the relationships between impulsivity and compulsive cocaine self-administration, leading to a breakthrough in our understanding of the neurological and psychological mechanisms subserving individual vulnerability to cocaine addiction.

    In 2009 Dr David Belin tenured at the INSERM in France and established his INSERM team in Poitiers (France) which focused on the psychological, neural and cellular mechanisms of individual vulnerability to compulsive disorders and their modulation by the environment. Soon it became apparent that Cambridge is where he wanted to carry out his research and he came back in October 2013, being appointed Lecturer in Neuroscience at the Department of Pharmacology. He moved back to the Department of Psychology in October 2016, where he has now established his research on the psychological and neural mechanisms of compulsive disorders.

    Dr David Belin has authored over 75 publications received the Mémain-Pelletier Award from the French Academy of Science and the Young Investigator Award from the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society. He was one of the first fellows of the FENS/Kavli network of Excellence.

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