PSY 341k • Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
This course will examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. The lectures will focus on the brain mechanisms that underlie learning and memory storage. Specific topics include: behavioral approaches to studying learning and memory, acquisition, consolidation, extinction, persistence, retrieval, forgetting, and reconsolidation.
Class sessions will include lectures, as well as presentations and discussion of relevant journal articles
Oral presentation: 25% Article summaries: 25% Take home exam 1: 20% Take home exam 2: 30%
MA Gluck, E Mercado, and CE Myers (2007) Learning and Memory: from Brain to Behavior. Worth Publishers.