Lecture33 - BioNB222 Cornell University Spring 2008 Ronald...

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BioNB222 Spring 2008 Cornell University Ronald R. Hoy 1 Lecture 33. Learning and Memory I Reading Assignment: Purves: Chapter 31: entire chapter. Chapter 24: one page--page 612, Box 24A. and Powerpoint slides on website; for relevant web references see course website. Learning Objectives: There are different kinds of learning that are defined by operational procedures. The study of learning can be made at different levels of biological analysis The most important kinds of learning involve association between events or actions. Learning of one kind or another occurs in most animals, even the “simplest” animals, from paramecium, to worms, to insects, to reptiles, birds, and of course, mammals. Learning as a process can be dissected but as an end point is hard to dissociate from Memory processes, which is after all the end-point of learning. Lecture Outline Is learning as basic and simple as breathing in and breathing out? Yes, just about.
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course BIO 2220 taught by Professor Hopkins,c.d. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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