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Module code:PSYC3207(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Learning and Memory
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Prof David Shanks
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Organiser's email:d.shanks@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Normally PSYC1201 Memory and Decision. Non-Psychology students wishing to take this course as an elective need to contact the Psychology Third Year Tutor. Affiliate students need to contact the UG Teaching Administrator for Psychology. Without tutor agreement the choice will not be approved on Portico. Please see the information sheet on this webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/current/subsidiary/subsidiary_psychology 
Module outline:Short-term memory and encoding processes; consolidation; implicit learning; reliability of long-term memory; memory and the self; mechanisms of forgetting and retrieval; metamemory; aging and dementia; transfer-appropriate processing; memory systems and the neuroscience of memory. 
Module aims:This module aims to provide an extensive overview of our current understanding of learning and memory from behavioural, cognitive, and neural perspectives, with particular emphases on theoretical ideas about the ways in which distinct memory processes can be isolated and identified, and on the practical applications of research. 
Module objectives:Students are introduced to the idea of a processing stream from initial encoding and storage in short-term memory to subsequent consolidation in long-term memory and retrieval. The elements of this stream are not independent but are linked via interactions among component processes occurring at different points in the stream (transfer-appropriate processing). A key objective of the course is to equip students with the ability to evaluate evidence regarding the existence of distinct memory processes in this stream. Broad understanding of aspects of the neural basis and neuropsychology of memory are relevant to this objective, hence the characteristics of amnesia are discussed in depth. Students also learn about the multiple ways in which influences of memory can manifest themselves in behaviour. Applied topics such as aging, memory distortions, cognitive enhancement, and eyewitness memory are included in the module. 
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYC3207 
Module assessment:Written essay (2,500 words) 40.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 60.00%.
 
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Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)Moving to Moodle for 2013-14 
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