Neural Basis of Learning and Memory

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.)


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Fall 2007



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This course highlights the interplay between cellular and molecular storage mechanisms and the cognitive neuroscience of memory, with an emphasis on human and animal models of hippocampal mechanisms and function. Class sessions include lectures and discussion of papers.

Matt Wilson, and Suzanne Corkin. 9.03 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory, Fall 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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