Welcome to Understanding Memory. Someone once said that memory is fascinating because sometimes we forget what we want to remember, sometimes we remember what we want to forget, and sometimes we remember events that never happened or never happened the way we remember them. I want to show you how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to enhance it. Based on my recent book – Memory and Movies: What Films Can Teach Us About Memory (MIT Press, 2015) – I will provide an introduction to the scientific study of human memory by focusing on a select group of topics that hold widespread appeal.
Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through MoviesWesleyan University
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Term (Time)
- Personal Development
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Memory Processes and Memory Movies
Making Long Lasting Memories
Autobiographical Memories and Life Stories
Understanding the Reality of Amnesia
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TOP REVIEWS FROM UNDERSTANDING MEMORY: EXPLAINING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MEMORY THROUGH MOVIES
This is a throughly enjoyable experience.
Information was presented in a manner that made it easy to understand and the film clips accurately expressed what was being presented in the lecture.
I found the course very interesting & was fascinated to learn how memory works.
As I'm 86 years old it gives me hope that I can keep my hippocampus functioning.
Excellent!!! I simply loved this course and I learned so much. Dr. Seamon guides us in this course to help us analyze, make insight throughout it's interesting, well organized lessons.
Thanks so much for the great course. I enjoyed it from the beginning. Most of the movies were my favorites too. The structure is great, language is carefully adjusted. I recommend the course.
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