OF LEARNING & MEMORY
July 20 - August 2, 2013
Application Deadline: March 31, 2013
Duarte, Georgia Institute of Technology
Froemke, New York University
Martin, University of California, Los Angeles
Raymond, Stanford University
lecture course will provide an introduction to cellular,
molecular and systems approaches to learning and memory.
It is suited for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
in molecular biology, neurobiology, and psychology as well
as research workers who are interested in an introduction
to this field. The course will cover topics ranging from
behavioral considerations of learning and memory to gene
regulation in the nervous system. The lectures will provide
an intensive coverage of modern behavioral studies of learning
and memory, the cell and molecular biology of neuronal plasticity,
cellular and molecular mechanisms of simple forms of learning
and memory and systems approaches to learning in vertebrates
and humans. Lectures will be complemented by exercises in
which students work in small groups with lecturers to discuss
topical issues in learning and memory, to evaluate recent
studies and to identify and formulate new research questions
and approaches. The course is thus designed not only to
introduce students to the field of learning and memory,
but also to provide an intellectual framework upon which
future studies can be built.
Speakers include: Howard Eichenbaum, Takao Hensch, Sheena
Josselyn, Larry Squire, and Glenn Turner.
The course will be held at the Laboratory’s Banbury
Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island.
All participants stay within walking distance of the Center,
close to a tennis court, pool and private beach.
course is supported with funds provided by the Howard
Hughes Medical Institute