Byrne Laboratory

The research interests of this laboratory are the neuronal and molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory.

The marine mollusc Aplysia californica is being used as a model systems to study mechanisms of implicit (nondeclarative) memory associated with simple forms of learning such as habituation, sensitization, classical or Pavlovian conditioning and operant conditioning.
As these studies progress, we will be able to compare and contrast learning rules and memory mechanisms among these different memory systems.   Read More >