Learning and Memory: Molecules to Mind
Friday, May 24, 2013,
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
For well over a century, a major topic of research for psychological scientists has been the psychological and biological and processes associated with how we learn and remember everything from simple behaviors to complex information. In this Presidential Symposium, four distinguished psychological scientists will present how learning and memory is studied from different perspectives and different levels of analyses. Ted Abel will provide a summary of his work on cellular/molecular mechanisms of long-term memory storage. Michael Fanselow will speak about how fear is learned and how fear memories are stored in the brain. Elizabeth Phelps will present her work on using a multi-pronged cognitive neuroscience approach to explore the neural systems involved in human learning and memory and their relation to emotion. Elizabeth Loftus will present her work on human memory and how memories can be modified by facts, ideas, suggestions, and other post-event information.