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Amazon logo Gluck, Mark, Eduardo Mercado, and Catherine Myers. Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior. New York, NY: Worth Publishers, 2007. ISBN: 9780716786542.

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Assigned chapters and page numbers are from the class textbook.

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1 The psychology of learning and memory

Chapter 1.

Thompson, Richard F. "Behaviorism and Neuroscience." Psychological Review 101 (1994): 259-265.

David, Anthony S., and Peter W. Halligan. "Cognitive Neuropsychiatry: Potential for Progress." J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 12 (2000): 506-510.

2 The neuroscience of learning and memory

Chapter 2.

Hayashi, Mansuo L., et al. "Inhibition of p21-Activated Kinase Rescues Symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome in Mice." PNAS 104 (2007): 11489-11494.

Ffytche, D. H., et al. "The Anatomy of Conscious Vision: An fMRI Study of Visual Hallucinations." Nature Neuroscience 1 (1998): 738-742.

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Viswanathan, Ahalya, and Ralph D. Freeman. "Neurometabolic Coupling in Cerebral Cortex Reflects Synaptic More Than Spiking Activity." Nature Neuroscience 10 (2007): 1308-1312.

Logothetis, Nikos K. "The Ins and Outs of fMRI Signals." Nature Neuroscience 10 (2007): 1230-1232.

3 The neuroscience of learning and memory (cont.)

Amazon logo Huettel, Scott A., Allen W. Song, and Gregory McCarthy. Chapter 15 in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 2004. ISBN: 9780878932887.

Wagner, Anthony D., et al. "Building Memories: Remembering and Forgetting of Verbal Experiences as Predicted by Brain Activity." Science 281 (1998): 1188-1191.

4 Episodic and semantic memory: memory for facts and events

Chapter 3, pp. 83-102.

O'Kane, Gail, Elizabeth A. Kensinger, and Suzanne Corkin. "Evidence for Semantic Learning in Profound Amnesia: An Investigation with Patient H.M." Hippocampus 14 (2004): 417-425.

Rempel-Clower, Nancy L., Stuart M. Zola, Larry R. Squire, and David G. Amaral. "Three Cases of Enduring Memory Impairment After Bilateral Damage Limited to the Hippocampal Formation." The Journal of Neuroscience 16 (1996): 5233-5255.

5 Episodic and semantic memory: memory for facts and events (cont.)

Chapter 3, pp. 102-115.

Vargha-Khadem, F., et al. "Differential Effects of Early Hippocampal Pathology on Episodic and Semantic Memory." Science 277 (1997): 376-380.

6 Episodic and semantic memory: memory for facts and events (cont.)

Chapter 3, pp. 115-122.

Schwartz, Bennett L., Melanie R. Colon, Isabel C. Sanchez, Isabel Alexa Rodriguez, and Sian Evans. "Single-trial Learning of 'What and 'Who' Information in a Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla): Implications for Episodic Memory." Animal Cognition 5 (2002): 85-90.

7 Skill memory: learning by doing

Chapter 4, pp. 125-144.

Baddeley, A. D., and D. J. A. Longman. "The Influence of Length and Frequency of Training Session on the Rate of Learning to Type." Ergonomics 21 (1978): 627-635.

Brashers-Krug, Thomas, Reza Shadmehr, and Emilio Bizzi. "Consolidation in Human Motor Memory." Nature 382 (1996): 252-255.

8 Skill memory: learning by doing (cont.)

Chapter 4, pp. 144-164.

Poldrack, Russell A., et al. "The Neural Correlates of Motor Skill Automaticity." J Neurosci 25 (2005): 5356-5364.

9 Working memory and executive control

Chapter 5, pp. 168-183.

Mohr, Harald M., Rainer Goebel, and David E. J. Linden. "Content- and Task-specific Dissociations of Frontal Activity during Maintenance and Manipulation in Visual Working Memory." J Neurosci 26 (2006): 4465-4471.

10 Working memory and executive control (cont.)

Chapter 5, pp. 183-201.

Wallis, Jonathan D., Kathleen C. Anderson, and Earl K. Miller. "Single Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex Encode Abstract Rules." Nature 411 (2001): 953-956.

Kensinger, Elizabeth A., Deirdre K. Shearer, Josephy J. Locascio, John H. Growdon, and Suzanne Corkin. "Working Memory in Mild Alzheimer's Disease and Early Parkinson's Disease." Neuropsychology 17 (2003): 230-239.

11 Non-associative learning: learning about repeated events

Chapter 6, pp. 205-219.

Jha, Sushil K., et al. "Sleep-dependent Plasticity Requires Cortical Activity." J Neurosci 25 (2005): 9266-9274.

12 Non-associative learning: learning about repeated events (cont.)

Chapter 6, pp. 219-238.

Lee, Albert K., and Matthew A. Wilson. "Memory of Sequential Experience in the Hippocampus During Slow Wave Sleep." Neuron 36 (2002): 1183-1194.

13 Classical conditioning: learning to predict important events

Chapter 7, pp. 243-271.

Fiorillo, Christopher D., et al. "Discrete Coding of Reward Probability and Uncertainty by Dopamine Neurons." Science 299 (2003): 1898-1902.

14 Classical conditioning: learning to predict important events (cont.)

Chapter 7, pp. 271-288.

Clark, Robert E., et al. "Classical Conditioning and Brain Systems: The Role of Awareness." Science 280 (1998): 77-81.

Mid-term test
15 Instrumental conditioning: learning the consequences of behavior

Chapter 8, pp. 293-318.

Fernandez, Raymond I., Lisa C. Lyons, Jonathan Levenson, Omar Khabour, and Arnold Eskin. "Circadian Modulation of Long-term Sensitization in Aplysia." PNAS 100 (2003): 14415-14420.

Seymour, Ben, et al. "Temporal Difference Models Describe Higher-order Learning in Humans." Nature 429 (2004): 664-667.

16 Instrumental conditioning: learning the consequences of behavior (cont.) Chapter 8, pp. 318-333.
17 Generalization, discrimination, and the representation of similarity

Chapter 9, pp. 337-361.

Foster, David J., and Matthew A. Wilson. "Reverse Replay of Behavioral Sequences in Hippocampal Place Cells During the Awake State." Nature 440 (2006): 680-683.

18 Generalization, discrimination, and the representation of similarity (cont.)

Chapter 9, pp. 361-377.

Nakazawa, Kazu, et al. "Requirement for Hippocampal CA3 NMDA Receptors in Associative Memory Recall." Science 297 (2002): 211-218.

19 Observational learning: watching, listening, and remembering

Chapter 11, pp. 421-444.

Raby, C. R., D. M. Alexis, A. Dickinson, and N. S. Clayton. "Planning for the Future by Western Scrub-Jays." Nature 445 (2007): 919-921.

20 Observational learning: watching, listening, and remembering (cont.)

Chapter 11, pp. 444-458.

Fogassi, Leonardo, et al. "Parietal Lobe: From Action Organization to Intention Understanding." Science 308 (2005): 662-667.

Aziz-Zadeh, Lisa, Lisa Koski, Eran Zaidel, John Mazziotta, and Marco Iacoboni. "Lateralization of the Human Mirror Neuron System." J Neurosci 26 (2006): 2964-2970.

NOVA Mirror Neuron Clip

21 Emotional leaning and memory

Chapter 10, pp. 381-399.

Schmolck, H., E. A. Buffalo, and L. R. Squire. "Memory Distortions Develop Over Time: Recollections of the O. J. Simpson Trial Verdict After 15 and 32 Months." Psychological Science 11 (2000): 39-45.

22 Emotional leaning and memory (cont.)

Chapter 10, pp. 399-418.

Talarico, Jennifer M., and David C. Rubin. "Confidence, Not Consistency, Characterizes Flashbulb Memories." Psychological Science 14 (2003): 455-461.

Kensinger, Elizabeth A., Rachel J. Garoff-Eaton, and Daniel L. Schacter. "Effects of Emotion on Memory Specificity in Young and Older Adults." The Journals of Gerontology 62B (2007): P208-P215.

23 Learning and memory across the lifespan

Chapter 12, pp. 463-474.

Riley, Kathryn P., David A. Snowdon, Mark F. Desrosiers, and William R. Markesbery. "Early Life Linguistic Ability, Late Life Cognitive Function, and Neuropathology: Findings From the Nun Study." Neurobiology of Aging 26 (2005): 341-347.

24 Learning and memory across the lifespan (cont.)

Chapter 12, pp. 474-497.

Rodrigue, Karen M., and Naftali Raz. "Shrinkage of the Entorhinal Cortex Over Five Years Predicts Memory Performance in Healthy Adults." J Neurosci 24 (2004): 956-963.

Van Praag, Henriette, Gerd Kempermann, and Fred H. Gage. "Running Increases Cell Proliferation and Neurogenesis in the Adult Mouse Dentate Gyrus." Nature Neuroscience 2 (1999): 266-270.

25 Language learning: communication and cognition

Chapter 13, pp. 501-533.

Neville, Helen J., et al. "Cerebral Organization for Language in Deaf and Hearing Subjects: Biological Constraints and Effects of Experience." PNAS 95 (1998): 922-929.

Sakai, Kuniyoshi L. "Language Acquisition and Brain Development." Science 310 (2005): 815-819.