NS3002 - Learning and Memory

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

How our brain learns new information and skills, store and retrieve knowledge has fascinated neuroscientists and philosophers for generations and continue to inspire research endeavours encompassing diverse scientific approaches. In this course, we will provide a broad introduction to the neurobiology of learning and memory for students who are curious about such topics. 
This course is designed to reflect the breadth and vibrancy of this field touching upon topics that have animated decades of investigation as well as modern theory and technologies of studying learning and memory. Selected lectures include animal models in the investigation of learning and memory, cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and reinforcement learning, neuroregulation of learning and memory, learning and memory impairment, and artificial neural networks for machine learning. 
The objective of this course is to enable students to grasp the scientific insights and to cultivate their interests in pursuing a career in neuroscience.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Neuroscience