Central Learning and Memory

Nobel of the Week

  • 1949 - Egas Moniz "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain psychoses".

    Introductory Readings for discussion on December 11.

  • Mishkin M, Malamut B, Bachevalier J (1984) Memories and habits: Two neural systems. From: G. Lynch et al. (eds) Neurobiology of Human Learning and Memory. Guildford, New York, pp 65-77.
  • Funahashi S (2001) Neuronal mechanisms of executive control by the prefrontal cortex. Neurosci Res 39:147-165.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on December 11.

  • Jacobsen CF (1936) Studies of cerebral function in primates. In: The functions of the frontal association areas in monkeys. Williams and Williams, Baltimore, pp 1-60.
  • Funahashi S, Bruce CJ, Goldman-Rakic PS (1993) Dorsolateral prefrontal lesions and oculomotor delayed-response performance: evidence for mnemonic "scotomas". J Neurosci 13:1479-1497.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on December 13.

  • Scalaidhe SP, Wilson FA, Goldman-Rakic PS (1999) Face-selective neurons during passive viewing and working memory performance of rhesus monkeys: evidence for intrinsic specialization of neuronal coding. Cereb Cortex 9:459-475.
  • Levy R, Goldman-Rakic PS (2000) Segregation of working memory functions within the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Exp Brain Res 133:23-32.