Vol. 1 No. 2 (2022): Cortica II : Remue-méninges de la santé mentale
Cortica explique-moi

Learning and memory in the brain

Domitille Roger
Université de Fribourg

Publié-e 2022-09-20


  • learning,
  • memory,
  • brain,
  • neuroscience,
  • psychology


The building blocks of a human healthy life are assembled in the brain. Cognitive and emotional neural systems interact based on genetic and epigenetic factors, hence entangling our experiences for better or for worse. During childhood and through adolescence traumatic experiences may embrace our lifelong behaviours creating a shaky brain-behaviour relationship, hence affecting learning and memory.  Fortunately, such a relationship is not static. In this course we will work together to understand how the human brain encompasses learning and memory during normal and traumatic experiences. Let’s discover together how these systems are organised in the brain!   


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