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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2009

PSY 341k • Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43152 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
BUR 108
Monfils

Course Description

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

Grading Policy

Oral presentation: 25% Article summaries: 25% Take home exam 1: 20% Take home exam 2: 30%

Texts

MA Gluck, E Mercado, and CE Myers (2007) Learning and Memory: from Brain to Behavior. Worth Publishers.

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