Date of Defense

Spring 4-1972


Biological Sciences


It would be difficult to underestimate the importance of the brain, yet for all its importance it is one of the least understood parts of the body. Investigations in the past were primarily concerned with nomenclature and structural morphology as opposed to the molecular and biochemical functions. More recently have come findings explaining the nature of synapses, both excitatory and inhibitory, details of actual potentials, ion pumps and impulse propagation, and specifics of relfex arcs, etc. Yet, all these findings have touched on a field more complex than can be imagined. The understanding and identifying of the physical and biochemical mechanisms of learning and memory means virtually explaining neurophysiological functions in toto. Thie paper explores various models of memory and learning.


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Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only