PSYC 741W (01) - Special Topics

Spc Top/Neuroscience of Memory

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 53621
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Advanced material not normally covered in a regular course in which instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: PSYC 402, PSYC 502, and other prerequisites when offered.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): PSYC 741, PSYC 741A, PSYC 741B, PSYC 741C, PSYC 741D
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Elizabeth Caldwell

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm MCC 245
Additional Course Details: 

Neuroscience of Memory

The case of Henry Molaison, more famously known as H.M., illustrates there are multiple different forms of memory.  In this class, we will explore these different memory systems from theoretical and neurobiological perspectives.  In the first half of the class, we will explore behavioral memory including sensitization, habituation, classical conditioning and instrumental/operant conditioning.  The second half of the class will focus on cognitive forms of memory including episodic, semantic and working memory.  We will also explore how episodic memories are represented and stored in the brain and end with a discussion about how these different memory systems might interact.  

Prereqs: PSYC 402, PSYC 502, PSYC 513 or PSYC 531 or NSB 502