The brain has an incredible ability to acquire and store information about the world to guide future behavior. These memories collected across our lifetime make each one of us unique. But how are these memories made and where are they store? Why are some memories amazingly vivid? Are you sure you can trust them?
This course will combine insights from psychology and neuroscience research to explore the current understanding of the neurobiology of learning and memory: from molecules to behavior. The main objectives are to: 1) explore different types of learning and memory, at multiple levels 2) to appreciate the importance, fragility, and complexities of the memory process 3) understand how scientists are using cutting edge technology to manipulate memories and understand diseases/disorders affecting learning and memory. To do this, we will draw examples from a variety of organisms, including ourselves.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
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