The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM)
was officially launched in September of 2011, but it is more appropriate to say that it was officially christened on that date. In reality, UCLA has had an active and highly collaborative learning and memory community for quite some time, and the formation of this new academic unit reflects this.
The ICLM has grown organically through many interactions, collaborations and projects since the early 1990s. UCLA neuroscientists, with a wide range of expertise, but with common interests in learning and memory, have been meeting for decades to exchange ideas, share tools and approaches, set up collaborations, organize symposia, workshops as well as graduate and undergraduate courses. As a result, the UCLA learning and memory community has become increasingly interlinked, and cohesive. Besides a large number of research collaborations, joint initiatives of our community have included a popular annual symposium (the Southern California Learning and Memory Symposium), an active weekly journal club, a lecture series, a number of workshops on a wide range of subjects, the annual ICLM Distinguished Lecture and graduate and undergraduate courses on the subject.
Our researchers address key questions about the brain, questions that are fundamental to who we are as humans. Inevitably, the answers they find are having a significant impact on many areas of human health, from discovering treatments for cognitive disorders such as intellectual disabilities, to offering new insights into neurologic and psychiatric conditions associated with cognitive impairments such as Age-related cognitive decline, Autism, Dementia, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Schizophrenia.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about what we do. Big things are happening here!