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About the Course

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. To facilitate your understanding, I will use clips from numerous films to illustrate different aspects of memory – describing what has been learned about memory in a nontechnical way for people with no prior background in psychology. Many of us love watching movies because they offer an unparalleled opportunity for entertainment, even if entertaining films are not always scientifically accurate. Still, I believe that we can learn a lot about memory from popular films, if we watch them with an educated eye. Welcome once more. I am looking forward to showing you what movies can teach us about memory. John Seamon Professor of Psychology Emeritus Wesleyan University...

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Mar 10, 2017

As the course has included movies to explain important concepts, it never gets boring. As a result a link is maintained throughout. It is a small course giving a great understanding about memory.


Mar 19, 2017

This was a fascinating course and the movie content he used was amazing. I would like to look into it further and am hoping there was a similar course or an extra course to expand on the content.

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By Maximus R

Jun 05, 2017

Very interesting!

By Derik B

Apr 15, 2017

Very good course.

By Alfred M

Jun 10, 2019

very nice course

By Abdulah H

Jun 05, 2017

Excellent course

By Erin S

Oct 03, 2016

Very insightful

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Dec 25, 2018

nice course :)

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By Melissa R

Mar 31, 2018

Es excelente!

By Tatiana P W

Jul 31, 2017

Great course!

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Aug 05, 2016

Great Course!

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Jun 05, 2017

great course

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Jul 03, 2016

Good times!

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Jun 15, 2018

Thank you!

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Apr 22, 2019

I love it

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Jul 11, 2017

muy bueno

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Aug 16, 2017

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