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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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Aug 01, 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.


Jun 03, 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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Feb 21, 2019

The Concept of Learning with Movie Examples is Awesome.


Nov 23, 2016

An awesome experience with the team. A big THANK YOU!!!

por Rehab S

Oct 26, 2016

An informative class put together in a very interesting

por Corinne S

Mar 25, 2016

Really interesting and informative. I highly recommend!

por Paolo G

Jul 08, 2020

Thank you so much for the learnings in this course! <3

por Eyram

Jul 20, 2017

This was a very interesting way to learn about memory!

por Antonio M

Feb 14, 2017

Interesante, ameno y bien explicado. Recomendable 100%

por Vaishnavie

Oct 14, 2020

a very interesting method of learning and enjoyed it.

por Gulbiniene J

Jun 24, 2020

It was very interesting and useful course. Thank you.


Sep 28, 2017

Thank you for such interesting and insightful course!


Aug 29, 2020

I really enjoy this course and learned a lot. Thanks

por Louisa T

Nov 25, 2018

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

por Muhammet M F

Jun 13, 2017

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

por Sara B

Feb 09, 2018

Thoroughly fascinating and understandable Thank you

por Mohit C

May 29, 2020

Love the course Sir, little issue with audio only.

por Lisa P

Jul 05, 2018

Great learning through lectures and movie examples

por Wai S H

Apr 10, 2017

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


Aug 07, 2016

Outstanding course. To the point and expectations.

por Gwen B

Jul 15, 2020

Amazing course taught in a very entertaining way!

por Jeevika p

Jun 18, 2020

nice course .. expands our level of imagination..

por Humberto G

May 21, 2016

Excellent. Great examples and easy to understand.

por ayse

May 13, 2016

I find these videos very informative. Thank you.

por RAJE A C

Jun 08, 2020

I gained good information and enjoyed learning.

por احمد ا

Mar 12, 2018

one of the most enjoyable & informative courses


Jul 13, 2016

One of the best courses I ever had on Coursera!