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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 6


    Spring Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of 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.


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    Andrew Yonelinas , Ph.D. 268C Young Hall R 1:00-4:00