BEHN 616 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Number of credits: 2

Next offered: Spring 2017

Course director: K.M. Lattal

The goal of this course to familiarize students with current thinking about the neurobiology of learning and memory. The course will focus on theoretical processes involved in memory and will evaluate experimental approaches designed to investigate the neurobiological systems, cellular, and molecular mechanisms involved in these processes. The course emphasizes critical analysis of experimental design and theoretical interpretations. A different topic will be considered each week and classes will alternate between background lectures by the instructor and student presentations that will address empirical work supporting two sides of a theoretically contentious issue related to that week's topic. At the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of neurobiological mechanisms involved in memory and will be able to evaluate experimental approaches designed to investigate these mechanisms.

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