Class Times: Fall 2016
The medial temporal lobe is central to the acquisition, storage, consolidation, and retrieval of memories of events. In this seminar, we will explore the development of this brain region—over the lifespan and evolution—in the context of the theories and tests developed to explain the cognitive processes supported by the hippocampus and surrounding cortex. From mapping space to linking together (or, conversely, separating) different aspects of experience, our discussions will consider data from animal and computer models, case studies in neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience experiments. The course is open to all moderated psychology or biology students, as well as members of the Upper College pursuing a concentration in Mind, Brain, and Behavior.