720050 Seminar on basic research: Neurocognitive Processes of Human Memory: The Role of Emotion and Sleep

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 17.02.2015 Place course on memo list
720050
Seminar on basic research: Neurocognitive Processes of Human Memory: The Role of Emotion and Sleep
SE 2
2,5
Block
each semester
German

Students will be enabled to work on scientific psychological literature and on current issues in psychological research. Next, the students will learn how to present their results in a their group-presentation and course thesis.

Memory processes play a key-role in human information processing and research on memory processes is of outstanding importance in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience since decades. Students have to work on current psychological issues in this research field and have to create connections between different aspects and perspectives in memory research. They should be enabled to develop a holistic understanding of human memory processes. The students will work on the prescribed reviews and on a selection of underlying empirical papers. They should reflect critically on their results by considering methodological issues, devloping new perspectives and thinking on their relevance in applied psychology.

Course with interactive group work, presentations and discussion of the developed issues  with a final seminar paper on the selected topic.

Course with oral (presentation and discussion) and written contributions (seminar work) by the course participants.

Baddeley, A.D. (2012). Working Memory: Theories, Models, and Controversies. Annual Review of Psychology, 63, S. 1-29.
Diekelmann, S. & Born, J. (2010). The memory function of sleep. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 11, S. 114-126.
Jeneson, A. & Squire, L.R. (2012). Working memory, long-term memory, and medial temporal lobe function. Learning and Memory 19, S. 15-25.
Jonides, J., Lewis, R.L., Nee, D.E., Lustig, C.A., Berman, M.G. & Moore, K.S. (2008). The mind and brain of short-term memory. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, S. 193-224.
LaBar, K.S. & Cabeza, R. (2006). Cognitive neuroscience of emotional memory. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 7, S. 54-64.
Luck, S.J. & Vogel, E.K. (2013). Visual working memory capacity: From psychophysics and neurobiology to individual differences. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, S. 391-400.
Talmi, D. (2013). Enhanced emotional memory: Cognitive and neural mechanisms. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, S. 430-436.
Zucker, R.S. & Regehr, W.G. (2002). Short-term synaptic plasticity. Annual Review of Physiology, 64, S. 355-405.
Weitere Literatur wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekannt gegeben.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2014-10-15
15.15 - 20.15 SR 1 Psych SR 1 Psych Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-12
15.15 - 20.15 SR 1 Psych SR 1 Psych Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-19
15.15 - 20.15 SR 1 Psych SR 1 Psych Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-26
15.15 - 20.15 SR 1 Psych SR 1 Psych Barrier-free
Wed 2014-12-03
15.15 - 20.15 SR 1 Psych SR 1 Psych Barrier-free