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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 Arpit B

21 de fev de 2019

The Concept of Learning with Movie Examples is Awesome.


23 de nov de 2016

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

por Reba S

26 de out de 2016

An informative class put together in a very interesting

por Corinne S

24 de mar de 2016

Really interesting and informative. I highly recommend!

por Helene S

13 de dez de 2020

An example of how much fun one can have while learning

por Paolo G

8 de jul de 2020

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

por Eyram

20 de jul de 2017

This was a very interesting way to learn about memory!

por Antonio M

14 de fev de 2017

Interesante, ameno y bien explicado. Recomendable 100%

por Vaishnavie

14 de out de 2020

a very interesting method of learning and enjoyed it.

por Gulbiniene J

24 de jun de 2020

It was very interesting and useful course. Thank you.


28 de set de 2017

Thank you for such interesting and insightful course!

por Adriana C C

25 de jul de 2021



29 de ago de 2020

I really enjoy this course and learned a lot. Thanks

por L T

25 de nov de 2018

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

por Muhammet M F

13 de jun de 2017

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

por Keane A T

19 de fev de 2021

Very fascinating even for an 18 year old such as me

por Sara B

9 de fev de 2018

Thoroughly fascinating and understandable Thank you

por Mohit C

29 de mai de 2020

Love the course Sir, little issue with audio only.

por Lisa P

5 de jul de 2018

Great learning through lectures and movie examples

por Wai S H

10 de abr de 2017

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


7 de ago de 2016

Outstanding course. To the point and expectations.

por Gwen B

15 de jul de 2020

Amazing course taught in a very entertaining way!

por Jeevika p

18 de jun de 2020

nice course .. expands our level of imagination..

por Humberto G

20 de mai de 2016

Excellent. Great examples and easy to understand.

por ayse

13 de mai de 2016

I find these videos very informative. Thank you.