PSYC 314
Learning and Memory in Health and Disease Spring 2023
Division III
Cross-listed NSCI 314
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This class will examine the neuroscientific basis of different types of learning and memory (such as declarative memory, motor memory, and associative memory), including the brain circuits, cellar mechanisms, and signaling pathways that mediate these different processes. In addition, we will explore how these processes can be disrupted in different diseases and disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder) and we will discuss the strategies and targets for therapeutic intervention. Class meetings will include a mix of lectures, discussions, and student presentations. Critical evaluation of peer-reviewed studies involving both human and animal models will serve as a foundation for class discussions. Working in small teams, students will also design and conduct an empirical project related to the course material.
The Class: Format: seminar/laboratory
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 3963
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: In-class presentations and participation in discussions, completion of an empirical research project which will include a project proposal (3-5 pages), data collection and analysis, and a final report (10-20 pages) along with a poster presentation.
Prerequisites: PSYC 212/NSCI 201/BIOL 212
Enrollment Preferences: Psychology majors and Neuroscience concentrators
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSYC 314 Division III NSCI 314 Division III
Attributes: NSCI Group B Electives
PSYC Area 1 - Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYC Empirical Lab Course

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