4125 Memory and Learning Lecture WebCT2010

4125 Memory and Learning Lecture WebCT2010 - Learning and...

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Learning and Memory (see Chapter 10, pp296-298) 1. What is learning ? 2. Memory ? 5. Alzheimer’s Disease - types of memory 4. Long- term potentiation 4. How is memory stored? 3. Neural changes
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1. What do we mean by learning ? Acquisition of information or skills, as a consequence of experience , that results in change(s) in behavior. Two types of learning: Associative : making connections between 2 or more stimuli Non-associative : repetition of a stimulus or stimuli 2. What is memory ? Two broad categories of memory: Declarative (explicit): memory of events that can be put into words. Procedural (implicit): memory of how to do things. The capacity to retain and recall past experience
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Hebb’s Cell Assembly If activation of cell assembly continued for enough time, consolidation would occur. Subsequently, activating any part of the circuit would activate the entire assembly. Hebb proposed that experiencing an event would activate a group of neurons. Internal representation would be held in the short-term memory as long as activity reverberated in the neural system. It now seems that coordinated activity of large populations of neurons – cliques -is needed. Different cliques are recording different
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2010 for the course ZOO 4125 taught by Professor Flanigan during the Fall '10 term at Univeristy of Wyoming- Laramie.

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4125 Memory and Learning Lecture WebCT2010 - Learning and...

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