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PSYC 3383 Neurobiological Basis of Learning (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore the neural mechanisms that underpin basic processes of learning and memory. We will investigate both systems-level neuroscience (e.g., What do the hippocampus, amygdala, VTA, etc. actually do?), as well a more molecular view of the role of specific intracellular processes in producing changes in synaptic connections. The molecular focus of the course will comprise a detailed investigation of long-term potentiation (LTP), and its relation to endogenous memory processes. Systems-level topics will focus on fundamental associative and non-associative learning phenomena in non-human animal models.


Instructor(s): Jeffrey Lamoureux

Prerequisites: PSYC2285 or an equivalent neuroscience course

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Last Updated: 06-Feb-15