Cognitive Psychology  [Psych 40]
Introduction to Learning and Memory  [Psych 45]
Other than that which is genetically coded, everything we know is derived from and reflects memory for our past. This course provides an introductory survey of the literature on learning and memory, including consideration of the cognitive and neural organization of memory, mechanisms of remembering and forgetting, and the nature of false memories. Cognitive theory and behavioral evidence will be integrated with data from patient studies and functional brain imaging.
Cortical Plasticity in Perception and Memory  [Psych 206]
This advanced seminar will focus on topics related to cortical plasticity in perceptual and memory systems. Topics will include: neural bases of implicit memory, recognition memory, visual priming, and perceptual learning. Emphasis will be placed on reviewing recent research with an interdisciplinary scope, including discussion of theory, behavioral findings, neural mechanisms, and computational models. (co-taught with Prof. Kalanit Grill-Spector)
Foundations of Memory  [Psych 210]
Memory is intimately involved in most, if not all, levels of human cognition, from the ability to temporarily remember a phone number or where you placed your keys to the acquisition of language and the ability to reason. Behavioral and neural data indicate that memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple systems that support learning and remembering, each with its own processing characteristics and neurobiological substrates. This lecture course will provide an advanced survey of what is known about memory, placing an emphasis on understanding the cognitive and neural architectures of working memory, declarative memory, and nondeclarative memory.
Models and Mechanisms of Memory  [Psych 226]

Current topics in memory will be explored through computational models addressing experimental findings and physiological and behavioral investigations. Topics include: explicit and implicit learning; role of MTL structures in learning and memory; and single versus dual processes approaches to recognition. (co-taught with Prof. Jay McClelland)

Current Debates in Learning and Memory  [Psych 266]
Declarative memory supports the conscious remembrance of past experience, including the ability to discriminate novel from familiar stimuli and to recollect details about a prior encounter with a stimulus. This seminar will consider current debates regarding the cognitive and neural architecture of declarative memory, specifically focusing on recent efforts to address these controversies through application of functional neuroimaging (primarily fMRI and EEG). Through readings of conceptual "seed" articles and group discussion of neuroimaging investigations, the aim is to provide a forum in which new empirical efforts to address these debates may emerge. There are no prerequisites for this course, though a working understanding of memory and neuroimaging methods will prove useful.
Selected Topics in Cognitive Control  [Psych 279]
Cognitive control refers to processes that enable flexible behavior by biasing contextually relevant perceptual, mnemonic, and response representations or processing pathways. Cognitive control is central to volitional action, allowing us to work with memory, represent task/goal states, and override competing, inappropriate responses. This seminar will consider formal models of cognitive control, with group discussion focusing on how the models account for behavioral, functional neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and neurophysiological evidence regarding the nature of cognitive control.
Stanford Continuing Studies Program