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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd East Lansing, MI 48824
MSU Teaching Essentials
Expectations of Academic Institutions, Teaching and mentoring students

Neurobiology of Learning and Application to Teaching Strategies

Research about the neurobiology of learning and memory has revealed insights into the mechanisms of memory storage, including features of the time course of storage.  Two major processes important in learning and memory are plasticity, in which there are changes in "wiring" connections among neurons, and the generation of newly formed neurons with integration into existing networks.   This presentation will give a brief overview of neurobiology processes involved in learning and memory, discuss teaching approaches that enhance memory (such as retrieval learning and interleaving), and summarize mechanisms by which individual behaviors (such as sleep and exercise) can influence learning and memory.