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À propos du cours

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 juil. 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 juin 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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par Adilah S

14 juin 2020

One of the best courses that I have taken. I highly recommend it!

par Purva B S

16 avr. 2021

It really helped me to look at movies with different perspective.

par Cristina P A

25 févr. 2021

Great course, easy to undersatand and the examples are marvelous!

par Frank S

1 avr. 2018

A very satisfying course. I like the way the instructor teaches.

par Edmund B

31 janv. 2022

Very informative in a health concern as all of us boomers age.

par Klaske K

29 juin 2017

Interesting and fun. Want to see some of the movies mentioned.

par Jesús A

3 mars 2017

If you love movies and psychology this course mixed both great

par Shandris T

10 mars 2016

I thought this was a beautiful way of explaining these things.

par Rajagopalan S

31 déc. 2020

Very nice. Enjoyed the course and the content was satisfying

par Priyanka B

3 sept. 2020

it was a great course very educational. i really enjoyed it.

par Elvira Z

19 juin 2016

A most interesting form of a course presentation. Thank you!


2 avr. 2021

Such an incredible seminar about brain function and memory!

par DR R S

31 déc. 2019

Brilliant course learn a lot about memory and how it works.

par Imane f f

19 févr. 2018

very joyful and fun to learn, I loved every lesson so far.

par Heather S M

24 sept. 2020

This course was informative and engaging. I recommend it.

par Nancy

29 juil. 2019

Loved this course!! I have recommended this course to many

par Usha V

29 oct. 2017

To the point, well organized course. Thank you very much.

par Oğuz C O

23 août 2021

What a great way to teach memory. Absolutely appreciated!


31 juil. 2017

Excellent content and worth reviewing! Great movies also.

par Donald G

22 juil. 2017

I loved this course. It was informative and entertaining.

par Simone E G

31 oct. 2016

I loved the way the course was given, with film examples.

par 吴秀琛

27 avr. 2018

The course is informative and really good for beginner .

par Jessica

4 sept. 2016

Such an interesting course, would definitely recommend.

par Romilly C

21 sept. 2020

Fascinating and valuable material engagingly presented.

par Tània S

2 sept. 2020

The best course I've ever taken. Thank you John Seamon.