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Human Memory Is Reconstruction, Not Replay

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

Human Memory Is Reconstruction, Not Replay

Taught by Professor Peter M. Vishton | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Why should you bother enhancing your memory when there are computers that can do it for you? In what ways is information stored on a computer different from information stored in the recesses of your brain? What are the limits of how memory functions? What are some important roles that technology can—and should—play in backing up our memories? Why are “source memories” and “flashbulb memories” so problematic, and how can you recognize them? Find the answers in this final lecture

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April 26, 2017

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t********m
January 16, 2017
I enjoyed watching this very informative course. The facts were presented in a clear, easy to understand manner and the graphics really added to my understanding. I would have liked to hear Professor Vishton's thoughts on recent studies of patients with Highly Superior Autobiographical memory. Overall, I am very satisfied with the course.

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