Science of Memory

Module code: C8853
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Computer based exam, Coursework

Learning from and remembering experiences is critical for survival; failure of the psychobiological mechanisms underlying memory formation and retrieval can have severe and life-changing effects. In this module, students will gain knowledge of the neural basis of learning and memory and will develop an understanding of how learning and memory are impacted by, or are a feature of, various mental health conditions. Lectures may include the following topics: types of learning and memory; memory formation, persistence, and modulation; memory-related disorders and corresponding pre-clinical models.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and theories regarding the formation, maintenance and loss of memories
  • Appreciate the relationship between learning and memory processes and mental health