|After attending the course you are able to:
- Apply theoretical models and corresponding empirical evidence related to learning and memory to normal and clinical behavioural phenomena. (FQ 1, 3)
- Analyze normal and clinical behavioural phenomena related to learning and memory in terms of theoretical models and underlying neurobiological substrates. (FQ 1, 3, 5)
- Evaluate extant theoretical models and knowledge concerning underlying neurobiological substrates as explanations for normal and clinical behavioural phenomena related to learning and memory. (FQ 5)
This course is concerned with specific issues of learning and memory, discussing behavioural, cognitive and neurobiological aspects. These issues will also be related to disorders in human behaviour. Topics to be discussed include associative and non-associative learning processes and their role in clinical manifestations, such as anxiety disorders and addiction, autobiographical memory, disorders of semantic memory and retrograde amnesia, memory and emotion, working memory and working memory disorders, and learning and memory across the life span. |
Written exam, consisting of open-answer questions.