Human Memory and Learning

Representation of a brain during memory aquisition task, showing the associated areas that are employed during the task in different colors.

The left frontal lobe (colored regions at left) supports our ability to retrieve the meaning of words and objects. (Courtesy of Prof. Anthony Wagner.)


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Fall 2002



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Surveys the literature on the cognitive and neural organization of human memory and learning. Includes consideration of working memory and executive control, episodic and semantic memory, and implicit forms of memory. Emphasizes integration of cognitive theory with recent insights from functional neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI and PET).

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Anthony Wagner. 9.081 Human Memory and Learning. Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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