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Synopsis: What if your memory suddenly vanished, so that you could no longer summon recollections of anything at all? What if you couldn't even remember yourself - not your name, your school, where you worked, or even the face of the total stranger staring back at you from the mirror? If all of your memories were gone, would "self" even have a meaning? The truth is that while you may think of human memory as a capacity - a way to call up important facts or episodes from your past - it is much, much more, a collection of systems that provide the continuity of consciousness that allows the concept of "you" to make sense, creating the ongoing narrative that makes your life truly yours. This intriguing series of 24 lectures by an honored researcher and teacher explains not only how the various aspects of your memory operate, but the impact memory has on your daily experience of life. By understanding how the brain organizes and encodes information, you can better harness its extraordinary powers to fine-tune how it works for you and use this information to help reshape your very experience of being alive. The lectures explore topics like: the different kinds of systems that make memory possible; how those systems work together to build and access memories of specific events, solve problems, learn basic tasks like brushing your teeth, or acquire the skills to play a musical instrument; the kinds of memory deficits that result when various parts of the brain are damaged or deteriorate; how memory shapes not only your experience of the past but also of the present, as well as your expectations of the future; and how your memory systems develop throughout your life.
Product Description: 24 Lectures 1Memory Is a Party 2The Ancient "Art of Memory" 3Rote Memorization and a Science of Forgetting 4Sensory Memory-Brief Traces of the Past 5The Conveyor Belt of Working Memory 6Encoding-Our Gateway into Long-Term Memory 7Episodic and Semantic Long-Term Memory 8The Secret Passage-Implicit Memory 9From Procedural Memory to Habit 10When Memory Systems Battle-Habits vs. Goals 11Sleep and the Consolidation of Memories 12Infant and Early Childhood Memory 13Animal Cognition and Memory 14Mapping Memory in the Brain 15Neural Network Models 16Learning from Brain Damage and Amnesias 17The Many Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease 18That Powerful Glow of Warm Familiarity 19Déjà Vu and the Illusion of Memory 20Recovered Memories or False Memories? 21Mind the Gaps! Memory as Reconstruction 22How We Choose What's Important to Remember 23Aging, Memory, and Cognitive Transition 24The Monster at the End of the Book
Title: Memory and the Human Lifespan (DVD) (The ...
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Book Description The Teaching Company, 2011. Book Condition: Very Good. Complete set of 4 DVDs in original case. Lectures given by Professor Steve Joordens of the University of Toronto Scarborough. NO guide book. 4 DVDs with 6 lectures per disc, 30 minutes per lecture. 24 lectures in total. Published by The Teaching Company in the USA. All very good discs and cases. UK post 1st class tracked and signed. Overseas postage airmail tracked and signed. DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 005317
Book Description Book Condition: Good. All our items include the original disc(s) in the original case. If a disc you purchase from us does not play correctly, just let us know. Bookseller Inventory # 0KVE4F000AVL
Book Description The Teaching Company / Great Courses, 2011. Audio Book (DVD). Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. rarely played as pictured in nice sleeve, 4 nice discs , plays fine. Bookseller Inventory # 002853 b7
Book Description The Great Courses 2011, 2011. DVDs. Course guidebook, Transcript book and DVDs. New in shrink wrap. ISBN: 1598037560. Bookseller Inventory # J1148657
Book Description DVD. Book Condition: good. 1598037560. Bookseller Inventory # 715176
Book Description The Teaching Company, 2011. Audio Book on DVD. Book Condition: Very Good. 1 Audio Book Set on DVD includes 4 DVDs in retail case with art inserts. DVDs have no scratches and play fine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 050115-621-240