Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Learning & Memory Lab
This course familiarizes students with research methods for studying important aspects of human learning and memory, such as how we acquire and remember information and skills, the stages of memory, the effects of emotion on memory, changes in learning and memory capacities throughout life, and the effects of brain damage and disease on learning and memory. Students are introduced to applied and clinical research methods and obtain experience in the administration and scoring of tests used to evaluate memory in normal individuals and patients with memory and/or learning impairments. Students explore the literature in a selected area and develop a research proposal for a project they can conduct using archival data or data they collect individually or as a group, and they write up the results of the project in the style of an empirical journal article.