N158: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is taught in the Fall Quarter by Professor Larry Cahill.

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Dr. Larry Cahill

Prerequisite: BIO SCI 35 or BIO SCI N110

Course Objective:

How the brain and behavior change as a result of experience, with an emphasis on identifying the neurochemical processes through which memory is stored and the parts of the brain that are involved.

Sample Syllabus:

# Topic
1 Introduction – What are we studying? How can we study it?
2 Sime History of the Field
3 Habituation, Sensitization
5 Cognition versus Robots: Tolman vs. Hull
6 Global Amnesia in Humans, the Famous HM
7 Animal Models
8 Imaging “Declarative” Memory
9 Cerebral Cortex, Category Specific Amnesia
11 Compartmentalization
12 “Procedural” Memory
13 Consolidation
14 Emotion and Memory – Learning/Performance Distinction
15 Emotion and Memory
16 Emotion and Memory
17 What’s New?
18 Grabbag
19 Grabbag, Review for Final