The project aims to create a behavioral electrophysiology laboratory component for Psychology 231 (University Course 261) - Brain, Learning, and Memory. This laboratory will permit students to observe the activity of brain cells (neurons) in awake and behaving animals (rats or mice) as they encode new memories, and examine the regulation of those neural representations by stimuli in the environment. This laboratory experience would be unique at the University of Michigan, and indeed is not likely available at many prominent national and international universities. The current proposal is for computer hardware and software needed to establish this component; we have already secured separate funding for specialized equipment and for other materials used in the course.