Jun 14, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 401 - Mechanisms of Memory

Research into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory often challenge our intuitions of how memory works and, indeed, our personal experiences of memory. In this course, we will explore classical and contemporary research into the mechanisms of memory with a focus on non-human animals. The goal is to understand the multifaceted and integrated way that molecules and cells in the nervous system work together to underlie memory. The course will rely on research articles and review papers in the field, and students will develop their skills in writing and presenting for scientific audiences. Students will have an opportunity to choose their own topics for assignments. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 316   Alternate years. (4 Credits)