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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.


2 de jun de 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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por Saisree M P

27 de mai de 2020

It makes "memory" a lot more interesting chapter

por Jouhans H G

27 de mai de 2019

Muy bueno, interesante, práctico e interesante.

por Mansi K

4 de jul de 2016

Liked the course, subject, content and faculty.

por John C

11 de mar de 2019

Awesome course. Loved the use of movie clips.

por Kousay a

18 de mai de 2016

Memory is an important topic to learn about.

por elisa G d R

17 de set de 2016

Was very Interesting! I learned a lot!! Tks

por janette v

24 de out de 2018

Muy buen curso sobre temas de psicología

por Taska H

14 de mar de 2022

Loved it would do it again.Great course

por Britta G

6 de jul de 2016

Very interesting in an entertaining way

por Caroline B

1 de set de 2017

Very interesting and easy to follow !

por Aleksandro d S S

23 de fev de 2020

Very interesting and useful course.

por BK L

16 de set de 2021

Good! Great learning course

por Ivan

31 de out de 2017

Fun and informative course.

por Eckstein B M

7 de ago de 2017

this subject is interesting

por Shirley K

7 de jul de 2020

fun course glad I took it

por George L

19 de jul de 2016

Great movie selection.

por Marc M

15 de fev de 2018

Very interesting !

por Chan J T

28 de mai de 2017

Great Course!

por Nanditha G

28 de dez de 2021

it was nice

por Djana R

1 de jun de 2018

Good course

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10 de out de 2016


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por Liz A

10 de out de 2020

The course is good - even excellent but it's difficult to compare it with other courses I've been on that are substantial, detailed and provide a way into the . It's nice and basic. Only one book is used as reference material (which you'd have to buy, and it's written by the lecturer himself), no links to research papers, self tests, or anything at all outside the course , no suggested reading lists. All the testing is done through basic quizzes - (but they're good!) no essays, self-reflection assignments, no check your knowledge embedded in the videos. I found it very interesting. Technically - videos are in nice chunk-lengths, (short and focussed) but the sound is a bit faulty: some hiss, and low volume-level , - which is more obvious as the lecturer is softly spoken. He is easy to listen to however, though. Occasionally audio and video are not together. The music used to start each video sounds like an off the shelf jingle.