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Sobre o curso

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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31 de jul de 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.


6 de fev de 2021

This is a great course.I'm a film lover and a psychology student.This method of learning [learning through movies] more effect than the usual learning. Hope to see more courses like this in future.

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por Igor K

30 de abr de 2021

Excellent course. The teacher explain material in good interesting form. Provide many examples.

por Fran E

8 de jan de 2021

Great course! Like watching a movie review and and learning about memory. What could be better.

por A. E H

19 de abr de 2018

Really entertaining way to learn about memory, I really enjoyed this course. Thank you so much.

por Tran T H L

11 de set de 2017

Very informative, entertaining and useful course for your own interest and personal development

por Lilly G

7 de mai de 2020

I'm a high schooler taking this course, and it is absolutely amazing and easy to understand.

por Eddah K

18 de jun de 2016

It was an eye opener. I learnt a lot about memory. I also discovered a number of new movies.

por Radhika

30 de jul de 2017

One of the best courses on Coursera! One is bound to have great fun completing this course.

por ARUN K N

3 de jul de 2020

Such a wonderful course, .Very useful for media and psychology related students. Thankyou.

por Akshaya.v

1 de jul de 2020

I totally enjoyed this memory of psychology course and add more interesting contents also.

por LUIZ A S S

30 de jul de 2020

Excelente curso, foi muito bom aprender sobre memória de maneira criativa e aproveitosa.

por Marco A d l M H

17 de abr de 2020

Excellent course, very well explained and pragmatic with the movies. Thank you very much

por luisa g p

20 de fev de 2017


por Положенцева М В

21 de jul de 2021

It was so interesting and touching at the same time, thank you so mush for this course!

por Ксения К

25 de set de 2019

Very very very interesting movie - gave me much more knowledge, than I expected to get!


11 de jul de 2017

its unique course .i m fan of professor. thank you sir for so nicely explaining memory.

por Anna G

15 de jun de 2017

Fun course to take for general knowledge. Alse found out about great movies to watch :)

por kai k

21 de mai de 2016

well put together

made me cry and laugh

just a great time taking this course--thank you!

por Shakeel A

2 de fev de 2021

Good attempt of explaining the aspects of memory through beautiful examples of movies

por Zeinab D

5 de jun de 2018

I find it very very helpful and interesting to learn.

Thank you Professor and all crew

por Beckie F

20 de set de 2017

i love how each concept is tied to movie stories. it's definitely easier to remember!

por Shenlu W

12 de jun de 2017

Great in providing helpful general understanding of those concepts regarding memory.

por Jing Y

7 de abr de 2016

Very interestingly designed with theories about memory and films with related topics.

por Marina A E Z M

11 de jul de 2020

that's the best online course i had so long during the lock-down, highly recommended

por Aliucha R

25 de jun de 2017

Great content transmitted in a fun way that makes it easy to pay attention and learn

por Peter F

29 de mar de 2017

Interesting on the study of how we remember and when our memories play tricks on us.