9.081 Human Memory and Learning

Fall 2002

Representation of a brain during memory aquisition task and the associated areas that are employed during the task.
The left frontal lobe (colored regions at left) supports our ability to retrieve the meaning of words and objects. (Courtesy of Prof. Anthony Wagner.)

Course Highlights

This course features selected lecture notes associated with lecture content and readings. The assignments give students the opportunitiy to delve into the course's subject matter by writing research proposals and delivering class presentations.

Course Description

Surveys the literature on the cognitive and neural organization of human memory and learning. Includes consideration of working memory and executive control, episodic and semantic memory, and implicit forms of memory. Emphasizes integration of cognitive theory with recent insights from functional neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI and PET).

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Anthony Wagner

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session