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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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por Roger M

Sep 03, 2018

Very entertaining and informative!

por Juan C G Z

May 09, 2020

Great Course, highly recommended.

por Rand J

Jun 06, 2020

Very interesting and informative

por Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

por Stephen F

Sep 29, 2016

Fun and filled with Brilliance!

por Carolina A V S

Jun 30, 2018

Great course and great movies.

por Malavika M

Aug 13, 2020

One of the best experiences.

por Shivakumar

Mar 15, 2019

Liked the Course. Good one.

por Nancy W

Jun 19, 2017

This course was lots of fun.

por clement d

Jan 31, 2020

very interesting! thank you

por Monika M

Oct 23, 2017

Excellent learning program

por Cynthia M

Mar 13, 2016

Definitely worth the time!

por Marta F

Jan 29, 2018

Very interesting course!!

por Andrea L

Jul 28, 2017

Awesome, inspiring course

por Serena A P K

Nov 02, 2016

Intriguingly interesting!

por Esthefanny V C

Aug 02, 2020

I really need that book.

por Maria C

Jan 15, 2018

He's an amazing teacher!

por 蔚鹏霞

Sep 05, 2017

It's very helpful to me.

por Carmen

Jul 29, 2017

Inte, easy to follow and


Jun 30, 2019

An amazing experience

por Soumya G

Feb 20, 2018


por Farid H

Mar 08, 2016

Wesleyan I LOVE YOU!!

por Ángel R G

May 28, 2020

An excellent Course.

por dsvscc

Jun 25, 2019

Interesting, simple

por Dr. S M

Jul 17, 2020

Outstanding course