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Lecture1 - Fall semester - advanced undergraduate seminar...

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Fall semester - advanced undergraduate seminar course Synaptic plasticity and memory, from molecules to behavior. • Reading and understanding scientific literature. • Hippocampal synaptic plasticity and episodic memory .
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Today • Outline of the course • Introduction of participants • “Cognitive maps” • Reading and writing scientific papers • Introduction to the study of learning and memory
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The course consists of weekly meetings during which primary research papers will be discussed. These papers will be introduced in the previous meeting and should be read prior to the class. Each week one or two questions will be distributed with the papers. Brief answers to the questions should be emailed to the instructor by Monday evening prior to discussion of the papers. The classes are designed to promote discussion of the papers. Students will be expected to be able to explain the material in the papers. The course has a pass / fail grade. To pass, students are expected to attend class, demonstrate fluency in the course material, submit answers to the guiding questions and complete the following assignments: Convert a cake recipe to scientific article format. Use literature searching software to find research that builds on material discussed in class.
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