CIBA160 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Lectures will be based on the course literature. Topics include such fundamental issues as long-term potentiation and protein regulation and the role of the hippocampus in memory formation.

Learning outcomes

Students learn the basic principles of how memories are formed and stored in the brain and how these phenomena can be studied using experimental methods. They understand the general principles of learning that are common to all mammalian species. Students learn the basics of how to find, read and critically evaluate i) a research report and ii) a review article published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Students practice their communication skills while working in small groups to produce short presentations on the course topics to fellow students. During the course, students take responsibility for their own and their fellow students’ learning.

Description of prerequisites

CIBA110 Anatomy and physiology of the central and autonomic nervous system or PSYP120 Neuropsychology I: Basics of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology.

Study materials

RUDY, J. W. (2014). The neurobiology of learning and memory. 2nd edition. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Assessment is based on participation and/or assignments.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish