extra credit #3 - Jin Kim UT EID: jk7862 James L. McGaugh...

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Jin Kim UT EID: jk7862 James L. McGaugh is the founding director of the center for the neurobiology of learning and memory and also research professor of psychobiology and pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine. His research investigates the effects of drugs and hormones on memory and the role of brain systems in regulating learning and memory. McGaugh received his ph.d. from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed postdoctoral research study in neuropharmacology in Rome, Italy. He came to UCI as the founding chair of the department of psychobiology. At UCI he has also served as dean of the school of biological sciences and executive vice chancellor. McGaugh is editor of the journal, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. He is past president of the American Psychological Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Mortimer Mishkin is a cognitive neuroscientist in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology and studies brain/behavior relations in humans and nonhuman primates. With his colleagues, he helped to identify some of the areas in the cerebral cortex that are essential for perception and memory. This work showed that knowing what a stimulus is and knowing where it is depends on the activity of separate sensory "pathways" or "streams", each made up of many cortical areas arranged in a hierarchy. He and his colleagues discovered further that the cortical
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ECON 306k taught by Professor Krasner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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