We use our episodic memory to remember events from our lives, whether they are the once-in-a-lifetime or the everyday kind. Although a small region of the brain called the hippocampus was identified to be important for episodic memories a long time ago, the nature and neural basis of episodic memory remain unclear. This class will employ a highly interactive format to introduce the students to the cutting edge of the research into episodic memory. The participants will introduce and defend the major theories on episodic memory. Students will be involved in choosing the literature presented in class and discuss their views with an invited speaker who will give a scientific talk.
- Kursleiter/in: Sen Cheng