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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 Alexis J M

21 mai 2016

Very interesting topic and lectures!

par Evelina S

15 avr. 2016

Very interesting and valuable course

par Emmanouela X

22 déc. 2020

Absolutely fantastic!Great lessons!

par Mobashir A

21 août 2020

Wonderful way of explaining things.

par Mohit T

9 juin 2022

Great way of learning about memory

par Gökçen

7 juin 2021

that was inspirational! thank you.


4 févr. 2021

Thanks, it was really interesting.

par Ekaterina S

22 mai 2019

So engaging! Thank you, professor!

par Roger M

3 sept. 2018

Very entertaining and informative!

par Juan C G Z

9 mai 2020

Great Course, highly recommended.

par Rand J

6 juin 2020

Very interesting and informative

par Prashant S S

2 mai 2019

Very nice and informative course

par Stephen

28 sept. 2016

Fun and filled with Brilliance!


7 janv. 2021


par Carolina A V S

30 juin 2018

Great course and great movies.


6 déc. 2020

Excellent course! Thank you!

par Malavika M

13 août 2020

One of the best experiences.

par Shivakumar

15 mars 2019

Liked the Course. Good one.

par Nancy W

19 juin 2017

This course was lots of fun.

par clement d

31 janv. 2020

very interesting! thank you

par Monika M

23 oct. 2017

Excellent learning program

par Cynthia M

12 mars 2016

Definitely worth the time!

par Marta F

29 janv. 2018

Very interesting course!!

par Andrea L

27 juil. 2017

Awesome, inspiring course

par Serena A P K

2 nov. 2016

Intriguingly interesting!