Neurons grown in culture and labeled to measure plasticity in a living system. (Image courtesy of Liu Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)
Learning and memory comprise one of the primary fields in neuroscience today. This course covers learning and memory from the sea slug to the human. This site includes sample lecture notes
, as well as an extensive reading list
and related resources
, to help students master the fundamentals of the field.
Roles of neural plasticity in learning and memory and in development of invertebrates and mammals. An in-depth critical analysis of current literature of molecular, cellular, genetic, electrophysiological, and behavioral studies. Discussion of original papers supplemented by introductory lectures.