Psychology 2: How Your Memory (Really) Works

Andre Klapper, PhD, Researcher, Neuroscientist, Psychologist

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18 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Introduction!

      1:49
    • 2. What is memory?

      3:55
    • 3. Course overview

      0:55
    • 4. Working and long-term memory

      4:42
    • 5. Amnesia: When memories disappear

      6:58
    • 6. What is stored in our long-term memory?

      3:49
    • 7. Associations: The memory highway

      5:43
    • 8. Retrieval: searching through your mental library

      6:26
    • 9. Why do we forget?

      3:39
    • 10. Retrieval stages: You look familiar but who are you?

      4:03
    • 11. Similarity and memory confusions

      3:57
    • 12. Why you cannot trust your memories

      5:52
    • 13. Schemas: How your brain edits memories

      3:46
    • 14. Encoding: How to learn effectively

      8:06
    • 15. Mnemonics: Expand your memory capacity

      4:12
    • 16. Course summary

      4:59
    • 17. The bigger picture

      8:53
    • 18. Conclusion

      0:36

About This Class

Everything we know about the world is based on information stored in our memory.

However, decades of research have shown that our memory is not as accurate as we think.

Instead, our brain secretly edits our memories without us being aware of it.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Understand how your memory works.

  • Know how your brain secretly edits your memories and why it does this

  • Know strategies to memorize information more effectively

  • Understand what role memory processes play in our life and society

  • Get a big step closer to understanding the human mind.

Memory is where everything comes together.

When I started to learn about memory I thought that it is about learning things by heart.

What I did not realize was that everything in our mind takes place in our memory.

Our thoughts, feelings, and experiences would not exist without our memory.

In other words, I realized that memory is about MUCH more than learning things by heart.

So what will you learn specifically?

  • How your brain remembers things

  • Why your brain forgets things

  • The mechanisms underlying amnesia

  • Why you should be careful with trusting what a witness remembers

  • How your brain secretly edits your memories

  • How to effectively memorize new information

  • The role of memory in our everyday life and our society