9.912 | Fall 2001 | Graduate
Special Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Course Description
Memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple forms of learning that differ in their operating characteristics and neurobiological substrates. This seminar will consider current debates regarding the cognitive and neural architectures of memory, specifically focusing on recent efforts to address …
Memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple forms of learning that differ in their operating characteristics and neurobiological substrates. This seminar will consider current debates regarding the cognitive and neural architectures of memory, specifically focusing on recent efforts to address these controversies through application of functional neuroimaging (primarily fMRI and PET).
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The hippocampus during conscious remembering of the past relative to memory based on stimulus familiarity.
The hippocampus (yellow region) is more active during conscious remembering (blue line) of the past, relative to when memory is based on stimulus familiarity (black line). (Image by Prof. Anthony Wagner.)