Neuroscience of Attention and Memory
Learn about the neural mechanisms that enable attention processing and memory formation in this free online course.
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In this free online course, you will learn about the various mechanisms involved in the formation of memories and the exhibition of attention in the brain. The course begins by reviewing some definitions of the concept of attention. Some disorders of attention will also be discussed and the areas of the brain that are responsible for such deficits will be analyzed.
Next, the various models of attention and their properties will be explained in detail. You will also learn the role of attention in perception processing. The neural mechanism and networks in the brain that enables the manifestation of the different forms of attention will be highlighted. During this course, you will be introduced to the subject of memory. You will learn some basic definitions of memory and how we learn. You will also study the various types of memory and you will be introduced to the stages of memory formation in the brain.
Finally, the neural structures in the brain that are responsible for memory control will be considered as well as disorders of memory. The subject of memory consolidation will also be discussed. This course will be of interest to students studying neuroscience, psychology or any related fields. It will also be beneficial to those who simply want to better understand how the brain works to improve their knowledge. Start this course today.Start Course Now
Attention Systems - Learning Outcomes
The Anatomy of Attention
Models of Attention
Neural Mechanisms of Attention
Mechanisms of Attention
Networks of Attention
Attention Systems - Lesson Summary
Memory Systems - Learning Outcomes
Mechanisms of Memory
The Medial Temporal Lobe
Long Term Memory and Memory Consolidation
Memory Systems - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Define the concept of attention
- Describe the neural structures involved in the anatomy of attention
- Define the various models of attention
- Explain the neural mechanism involved in attention processing
- Differentiate between spatial attention and feature-based attention
- Distinguish the different types of memory systems
- Describe the neural structures involved in the anatomy of memory
- Explain working processes of the medial temporal lobe memory system
- Discuss the process of memory consolidation
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