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
1Introduction – What are we studying? How can we study it?
2Sime History of the Field
3Habituation, Sensitization
4LTP
5Cognition versus Robots: Tolman vs. Hull
6Global Amnesia in Humans, the Famous HM
7Animal Models
8Imaging “Declarative” Memory
9Cerebral Cortex, Category Specific Amnesia
10MIDTERM
11Compartmentalization
12“Procedural” Memory
13Consolidation
14Emotion and Memory – Learning/Performance Distinction
15Emotion and Memory
16Emotion and Memory
17What’s New?
18Grabbag
19Grabbag, Review for Final
20FINAL