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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 3


    Spring Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.

    Psych 290: Topics in Human Memory


    Units: 4


    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. See instructor for CRN.


    Course Description: The course is designed for graduate students who are currently conducting research in human memory. The course will provide a forum for students to present and discuss their research plans, data analyses and results. Research topics include behavioral, ERP, fMRI and patient studies of recognition, recall and priming. Each class will include a 1 hour theory session (discussion of paper) and a 1 hour of data session (discussion of ongoing experiments).


    Course Format: Two 1 ½ hour sessions per week which will include lectures, student presentations and discussions of the readings.


    Grading and Requirments:

    1. Preparation of weekly discussion questions

    2. Participation in discussions

    3. Leading several course discussion sessions (including prepatory outlines).

    4. 15-20 page topic paper.


    Sample Readings:

    Aggleton, J. P. & Brown, M. W. (1999) Episodic memory, amnesia and the hippocampal-anterior thalamic axis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

    Akaike H. Factor analysis and AIC. Psychometrika 1987; 52: 317-332

    Arndt, J.,  & Reder, L.M. (2002). Word frequency and receiver-operating characteristic curves in recognition memory: Evidence for a dual-process interpretation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, In press.

    Bachevalier J, Meuncier M.  Cerebral ischemia: are the memory deficits associated with hippocampal cell loss? Hippocampus 1996; 6:553-60.

    Banks, W.P. (2000). Recognition and source memory as multivariate decision processes. Psychological Science. 11(4), 267-273.

    Bentler P M, Bonnett D G. Significance tests and goodness of fit in the analysis of covariance structures, Psychological Bulletin 1980; 88: 588-606.

    Bentler P M. Comparative fix indexes in structural models. Psychological Bulletin 1990; 107: 238-246

    Bozdogan H. Akaike's information criterion and recent developments in information complexity. Journal of Mathematical Psychology 2000; 44: 62-91

    Bozdogan H. Model selection and Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC): The general theory and its analytical extensions. Psychometrika 1987; 52: 345-370

    Brewer, J. B., Zhao, Z., Desmond, J. E., Glover, G. H., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (1998). Making memories: Brain activity that predicts how well visual experience will be remembered. Science, 281(5380), 1185-1187.

    Cabeza, R., & Nyberg, L. (2000). Imaging cognition II: An empirical review of 275 PET and fMRI studies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12(1), 1-47.

    Caine D, Watson J D G. Neuropsychological and neuropathological sequelae of cerebral anoxia: A critical review. Journal of the international Neuropsychological Society 2000; 6: 86-99.

    Curran, T. (2000). Brain potentials of recollection and familiarity. Memory & Cognition, 28(6), 923-938.

    Dobbins, I. G., Khoe, W., Yonelinas, A. P., & Kroll, N. E. A. (2000). Predicting individual false alarm rates and signal detection theory: A role for remembering. Memory & Cognition, 28(8), 1347-1356.

    Dobbins, I.G. (2001). The systematic discrepancy between A for overall recognition and remembering: A dual-process account. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 8(3), 587-599.

    Eichenbaum, H., Otto, T., & Cohen, N. (1994). Two functional components of the hippocamal memory system. Behaviral and Brain Sciences, 17, 449-518.

    Eldridge, L. L., Knowlton, B. J., Furmanski, C. S., Bookheimer, S. Y., & Engel, S. A. (2000). Remembering episodes: A selective role for the hippocampus during retrieval. Nature Neuroscience, 3(11), 1149-1152.

    Glanzer, M., Kim, K., Hilford, A., & Adams, J. K. (1999). Slope of the receiver-operating characteristic in recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 25(2), 500-513.

    Henson, R. N. A., Rugg, M. D., Shallice, T., Josephs, O., & Dolan, R. J. (1999). Recollection and familiarity in recognition memory: An event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Journal of Neuroscience, 19(10), 3962-3972.

    Jetter W, Poser U, Freeman R B, Markowitsch H J. A verbal long term memory deficit in frontal lobe damaged patients. Cortex.1986; 22: 229-242

    Kelley, R. & Wixted, J. T. (2001). On the nature of associative information in recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 27(3). 701-722.

    Light L L, Prull M W, La Voie D J, Healy M R. Dual-process theories of memory in old age. In Perfect T J, Maylor E A, editors, Models of cognitive aging. New York: Oxford 2000: 238-300

    Mayes A R, Isaac C L, Holdstock J S, Hunkin N M, Montaldi D, Downes J J, MacDonald C, Cezayirli E, Roberts J N. Memory for single items, word pairs, and temporal order of different kinds in a patient with selective hippocampal lesions. Cognitive Neuropsychology 2001; 18: 97-123

    McClelland, J. L., McNaughton, B. L. & OReilly, R. (1995). Why are there complementary learning systems in the hippocampus and neocortex: Insights from the successes and failures of connectionist models of learning and memory. Psychological Review, 102,  419-457.

    Mishkin M, Vargha-Khadem F, Gadian D G. Amnesia and the organization of the hippocampal system. Hippocampus 1998; 8: 212-216

    Moscovitch M. Memory and working with memory: Evaluation of a component process model and comparisons with other models. In Schacter D L, Tulving E, editors. Memory systems 1994. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994: 269-310

    Qin, J., Raye, C. L., Johnson, M. K., & Mitchell, K. J. (2001). Source ROCs are (typically) curvilinear: Comment on Yonelinas (1999). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 27(4), 1110-1115.

    Ratcliff, R., Sheu, C., & Gronlund, S. D. (1992). Testing global memory models using ROC curves. Psychological Review, 99(3), 518-535.]

    Rotello, C. M., Macmillan, N. A., & Van Tassel, G. (2000). Recall-to-reject in recognition: Evidence from ROC curves. Journal of Memory & Language, 43(1), 67-88.

    Slotnick, S.D., Klein, S.A., Dodson, C.S., & Shimamura, A.P. (2000). An analysis of signal detection and threshold models of source memory.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning & Memory, 28(6), 1499-1517.


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    Andrew Yonelinas , Ph.D. 268C Young Hall