by Thad Wilson, PhD

The nervous system regulates and adapts an organism in accordance with the changing conditions of the external world and the body’s internal processes. It has a communication and control function and innervates all internal and external organs in the body.

The physiology of the nervous system includes the functions of the sensory system, nerves and cells, as well as the structure of the autonomic nervous system.

Prof. Thad Wilson will provide you with knowledge about the most important topics and exam-relevant questions. You will learn more about:

  • Sight, hearing, balance, taste, and smell
  • Cells and muscle reflexes
  • Hypothalamus and brainstem

Quiz questions and download material will deepen your knowledge and help you to optimally prepare for your exams. Furthermore, you can post your question in the comment section and get a quick response from the lecturer.

Start your exam preparation now—with Prof. Thad Wilson and Lecturio!

Course Details

  • Videos 25
  • Duration 2:21 h
  • Quiz questions 77
  • Articles 8


Your Educators of course Neurophysiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson is a Professor of Physiology and has been teaching medical students for more than a dozen years at Colleges of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA (Drexel University); Athens, OH (Ohio University), and Indianapolis, IN (Marian University). He has worked extensively developing and improving medical curriculums, as well as serving in leadership roles as a Medical Physiology course director and Organ System team leader. Professor Thad Wilson has been awarded multiple medical school teaching awards and previously was involved in both question writing and question reviewing for national board exams in the health sciences. He currently helps students prepare for medical board exams, in addition to his teaching and scientific pursuits. Professor Thad Wilson has coauthored over 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into four languages and a number of electronic formats.

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By Marcela S. on 24. October 2018 for Hearing: Hearing Structure and Function

Great explanation, easy to follow. It helped me a lot to understand how hearing works.

Nice Summary
By Amanita S. on 10. September 2018 for Vision: Signal Termination and Convergence

This was a nice, comprehensive summary of main points in vision with an appropriate amount of detail. The posted response from Dr. Wilson clarifying the role of bipolar cells is much appreciated too

Thank you!
By Elyza P. on 06. September 2018 for Nerves and Neurotransmission

Thank you, dr. Wilson! Your lecture here is very much appreciated. You made it clear the important facts and process of synapses and neurons.

The Brain of Brain–Computer Interfaces
By Kevin C. on 07. June 2018 for Neurophysiology

I've been interested in cyborg technology since first learning about it in the mid-1970's when I was a little kid. In 1988 when I began at the University of Washington I wanted to study remote-controlled people, but they didn't offer any courses in that field, although 25 years later the school published their EEG brain-to-brain interface that lets one person control the motions of another. In February 1997 while successfully debating cloning legislation with the Department of Defense, I was ordered to stand down when trying to discuss brain implants, but eventually in 2005 my paper was credited as the basis for the Wikipedia article on the subject, and on 2 April 2013, the 17th anniversary of my first sworn statement to the Seattle FBI detailing organized crimes against children at a media giant, President Obama announced funding for the BRAIN Initiative. Even Jesus said go help out at the vineyard if you want to build heaven, and folks grumbled because they just assumed it already existed as if by magic.