BIOL 4709: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Lecture - 4 credits
- Explores the neurobiology of learning and memory from the level of the synapse up to the neural systems underlying emergent mnemonic function.
- Topics include the synaptic mechanisms underlying neural plasticity; the molecular basis of mnemonic processes; and the neural circuits serving distinct memory systems.
- In addition to lecture-based material, students utilize primary research and review articles from the current scientific literature to evaluate data and develop hypotheses via oral presentations and active discussions in the classroom.
- The overarching goal of the course is to provide a neurobiological perspective on how information is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved and the significance of dysfunction in these processes associated with neurologic deficits and disease.
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