9.03 / 9.031 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory

Fall 2003

Brain diagram showing hippocampus, frontal lobes and medial septum.

Some of the brain regions involved in creating long-term memories. (Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive reading list.

Course Description

This course covers topics in mammalian learning and memory including cellular mechanisms of neural plasticity, electrophysiology, and behavior. In lectures and discussion of papers, emphasis is placed on human and animal models of hippocampal mechanisms and function.
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Prof. Suzanne Corkin
Prof. Matt Wilson

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate

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