This is an extra credit activity worth 40 points. 20 points will be a quiz taken directly from the list below and is "open book". The oral report is in a group session and is closed book. During this part you will be asked one of the questions below. If you miss a question you will have the opportunity to answer another question.
Possible questions to consider from Dr. Kandel's book "In Search of Memory"
Differentiate between explicit and implicit memory.
What is the reductionist's strategy and by what basis is it useful?
Describe the three classic forms of conditioning using experimental paradigms.
What have boxers taught us about memory consolidation?
What structural changes can you diagram that occur at the level of neurons that relate to long term memory?
What area of the brain physically changes during repeated tactile stimulation?
What neurotransmitter is associated with short term memory and what is the transmitter associated with memory modulation?
What length of time is associated with metabotrophic versus ionotropic channel potentials?
What did Kandel get the Nobel prize for?
As we get older, especially me, what aspect of memory do we lose?
What and how are CREB1, CREB2, serotonin, and MAP related to long term memory?
How is CPEB is similar to "Prince Charming" and mad cow disease?
Differentiate between Kantian and Gestalt approaches conciousness?
Define prosopagnosia and does this phenomenon support the Kant or the Gestalt model?
Define space consciousness, how men and women differ in this regard, and the neurotransmitter it is associated phenomenon.
How does Rolipram influence memory?
What comes first, the conscious fear or its subconscious recognition? Describe the experimental evidence supporting your answer?
What is GRP and what happens when you block it?
Is safety the lack of fear and what experimental evidence supports this conclusion?
Schizophrenics have an increase in what neurotransmitter in what brain parts (be specific)?
What are SSRI, what part of the brain do they function upon, and why do they take three weeks to take affect?
Does Kandel agree with Descartes with regard to consciousness?
What experimental evidence does Kandel have to support his theory of consciousness? Make sure you include the brain areas associated with this answer.
What was the original childhood memory that lead Kandel to study memory for his entire career?
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