Psych 281

Principles of Learning and Memory

Fall 2009

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Reading

Sep 2

 

Orientation and Early History 1-8

Sep 4

  Associative Theory 8-26

Sep 7

  Modern Cognitivism 27-38

Sep 9

  Neuroanatomy of Learning and Memory 43-56

Sep 11

Q1 Observing and Manipulating the Brain 56-79

Sep 14

  Animal Research Projects  

Sep 16

     

Sep 18

  Episodic and Semantic Memory 83-94

Sep 21

  Forgetting and Consolidation 94-115

Sep 23

Q2 Clinical Amnesias 115-120

Sep 25

  Exam 1  

Sep 28

  Skill Learning 125-144

Sep 30

  Brain Substrates of Skill Learning 144-164

Oct 2

Q3 Transient Memories 169-176

Oct 5

  Executive Control 177-186

Oct 7

  Neural Basis of Working Memory 187-197

Oct 9

  Working Memory and Clinical Conditions 197-201

Oct 12

  Non-associative Learning 205-216

Oct 14

Q4 Modeling non-associative learning 216-233

Oct 16

  Clinical implications of non-associative processes 234-239

Oct 21

  No Class - SFN meeting  

Oct 23

  Principles of Classical Conditioning  (on exam 3) 243-252

Oct 26

  Exam 2  

Oct 28

  Modeling Classical Conditioning 253-261

Oct 30

  Neural Modeling of Classical Conditioning 262-271

Nov 2

  E-Prime Project  

Nov 4

  Brain Substrates of Conditioning 271-288

Nov 9

 

No Class  

Nov 11

  Principles of Instrumental Conditioning 293-309

Nov 13

Q5 Neural Basis of Reward 318-327

Nov 16

  Addictions 327-333

Nov 18

     

Nov 20

  Exam 3  

Nov 23

  Generalization and Discrimination 337-347

Nov 30

  Prediction 347-361

Dec 2

Q6 Neural Basis of Generalization and Discrimination 361-377

Dec 4

  The Nature of Emotion 381-394

Dec 7

Q7 Learning Emotional Responses 394-407

Dec 9

  Emotional Contexts and Clinical Issues 407-418

Dec 11

  Observational Learning 421-444

Dec 14

Q8 Neural Basis of Social Learning 444-457