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PSYC 5583 Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Persistent yet pliable behavioral adaptations are the result of learning and memory. The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that permit the storage and retrieval of information. After a primer on cellular and molecular neurobiology, students will read and discuss the seminal works on the following topics: intrinsic (cellular), synaptic & morphological plasticity, molecular mechanisms of consolidation, modulators of memory systems and diseases of memory. The course participants will select additional topics for discussion and writing assignments.

Instructor(s): John Christianson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17