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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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RD
Jul 31, 2020

The material is presented in an easy to remember and understand format. Information is repeated several times during a lecture. The videos chosen enhanced understanding and engagement in the lectures.

KK
Jun 2, 2020

one of the best course I did on Coursera. I really love learning memory and psychology at the same time. the examples given are really just awesome. One useful course during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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By Vaishnavie

Oct 14, 2020

a very interesting method of learning and enjoyed it.

By Gulbiniene J

Jun 24, 2020

It was very interesting and useful course. Thank you.

By WANYUN L

Sep 28, 2017

Thank you for such interesting and insightful course!

By MARIA S A L

Aug 29, 2020

I really enjoy this course and learned a lot. Thanks

By L T

Nov 25, 2018

If you are a movie buff, you would love this course!

By Muhammet M F

Jun 13, 2017

It is easy to follow, clear and informative. Thanks!

By Keane A T

Feb 19, 2021

Very fascinating even for an 18 year old such as me

By Sara B

Feb 9, 2018

Thoroughly fascinating and understandable Thank you

By Mohit C

May 29, 2020

Love the course Sir, little issue with audio only.

By Lisa P

Jul 5, 2018

Great learning through lectures and movie examples

By Wai S H

Apr 10, 2017

Great course. I've learned a lot thru the touching

By ALABBAD, S A A

Aug 7, 2016

Outstanding course. To the point and expectations.

By Gwen B

Jul 15, 2020

Amazing course taught in a very entertaining way!

By Jeevika p

Jun 18, 2020

nice course .. expands our level of imagination..

By Humberto G

May 20, 2016

Excellent. Great examples and easy to understand.

By ayse

May 13, 2016

I find these videos very informative. Thank you.

By RAJE A C

Jun 8, 2020

I gained good information and enjoyed learning.

By احمد ا

Mar 12, 2018

one of the most enjoyable & informative courses

By MERYEM Y

Jul 13, 2016

One of the best courses I ever had on Coursera!

By Samhita J

Aug 25, 2020

Got to know new about the way brain functions.

By luisa f m

Nov 15, 2016

an excelent and useful course I really like it

By JOHN Q

Feb 18, 2016

Interesting, enjoyable,and well taught course!

By Sotirios F

Nov 6, 2020

Unique course experience!!Thank you so much!!

By Vikentios M

Jan 8, 2021

This course was really helpful and enjoyable

By Martha B P

Aug 22, 2020

I loved it so much! Very didatic and useful!