About this Course

64,853 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

44%

started a new career after completing these courses

19%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Catalan, Korean, English, Spanish, Hungarian...

Skills you will gain

PsychologyTerm (Time)SemanticsPersonal Development

Learner Career Outcomes

44%

started a new career after completing these courses

19%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Catalan, Korean, English, Spanish, Hungarian...

Instructor

Offered by

Wesleyan University logo

Wesleyan University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up98%(8,479 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Memory Processes and Memory Movies

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 1: Sometimes Life Imitates Art - Film: 50 First Dates6m
Lecture 2: What is Memory? - Film: Finding Nemo10m
Lecture 3: Memory's Everyday Function13m
Lecture 4: Using Films to Tell Stories About Memory - Film: The Princess Bride5m
1 reading
Suggested Readings for Module 1 (optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Memory Processes and Memory Films28m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Making Long Lasting Memories

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Lecture 6: Creating Long Lasting Memories - Film: Cast Away20m
Lecture 7: Facing the Future by Looking Backward - Film: Groundhog Day9m
Lecture 8: Different Ways of Remembering - Film: Crash11m
Lecture 9: Where Do We Keep Our Memories - Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind10m
Lecture 10: Memory Champs, Mnemonics, and Savants - Movie: Rain Man17m
1 reading
Suggested Readings for Module 2 (optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Making Memories that Last28m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Autobiographical Memories and Life Stories

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Lecture 12: Tell Me a Story About You - Film: Slumdog Millionaire12m
Lecture 13: Emotion, Empathy, and Movies - Film: Cinema Paradiso: The New Version12m
Lecture 14: Distant Memories - Film: Titanic13m
Lecture 15: Unforgettable Moments - Film: Unchained Memories: The Slave Narratives10m
Lecture 16: Remember Me - Film: The Joy Luck Club7m
1 reading
Suggested Readings for Module 3 (optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Autobiographical Memories and Life Stories28m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Understanding the Reality of Amnesia

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 18: Organic Amnesia from Brain Injuries - Film: The Music Never Stopped16m
Lecture 19: Lost and Found Memories: Dissociative Amnesia - Film: The Return of the Soldier12m
Lecture 20: Lost and Found Memories: Dissociative Fugue - Film: The Majestic11m
Lecture 21: Memory's Most Studied Mind - Film: Memento15m
1 reading
Suggested Readings for Module 4 (optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Understanding the Reality of Amnesia28m

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM UNDERSTANDING MEMORY: EXPLAINING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MEMORY THROUGH MOVIES

View all reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

  • This Course doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Course Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.