电影与记忆


周不润, NeuroTimes   |   Feb. 18, 2016



记忆是迷人的,有时候我们想记住,但是却忘了;有时候我们想忘记,又偏偏记得清楚;有时候我们记得没有发生过的事情,有时候对发生过的事情又记得混乱不堪。记忆的题材一直很吸引人,尤其在电影中。无数出事故后失忆的故事自不必说,还有很多关于记忆的有趣或感伤故事。

我们能从电影中学到什么?本周Coursera的一门公开课--记忆与电影(Memory and Movies),来自美国卫斯理大学的心理学教授John Seamon,将通过一个个与记忆有关的电影,向没有心理学背景的人讲述记忆的奥秘。在课程中,会出现大量的电影片段。虽然电影并不总是能准确表述科学知识,但如果带着科学的目的去看这些电影,我们总能从中有所收获。

课程将分为5周,每周2-3个小时。第一周将进行记忆和有关记忆电影的概览;第二周关于长期记忆的电影;第三周关于自传体记忆;第四周关于遗忘;第五周关于痴呆等记忆障碍。具体课程如下:

Week 1

Memory Processes and Memory Movies
Preview

    Welcome to Memory and Movies
    Sometimes Life Imitates Art – Film: 50 First Dates
    What is Memory? – Film: Finding Nemo
    Memory's Everyday Function – Demonstrations to Try
    Using Films to Tell Stories About Memory – Film: The Princess Diaries
    Quiz
    Suggested Readings for Module 1 (optional)
    Quiz: Memory Processes and Memory Films

Week 2

Making Long Lasting Memories

    A Memory Worth Keeping – Film: After Life
    Creating Long Lasting Memories – Film: Cast Away
    Facing the Future by Looking Backward – Film: Groundhog Day
    Different Ways of Remembering – Film: Crash
    Where Do We Keep Our Memories? – Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Memory Champs, Mnemonics, and Savants – Film: Rain Man
    Quiz
    Suggested Readings for Module 2 (optional)
    Quiz: Making Memories that Last

Week 3

Autobiographical Memories and Life Stories

    Narrative Flashbacks – Film: The Kite Runner
    Tell Me a Story About You – Film; Slumdog Millionaire
    Emotion, Empathy, and Movies – Film: Cinema Paradiso: The New Version
    Distant Memories – Film: Titanic
    Unforgettable Moments – Film: Unchained Memories: The Slave Narratives
    Remember Me – Film: The Joy Luck Club
    Quiz
    Suggested Readings for Module 3 (optional)
    Quiz: Autobiographical Memories and Life Stories

Week 4

Understanding the Reality of Amnesia

    Where Am I? – Film: Desperately Seeking Susan
    Organic Amnesia from Brain Injuries – Film: The Music Never Stopped
    Lost and Found Memories: Dissociative Amnesia – Film: The Return of the Soldier
    Lost and Found Memories: Dissociative Fugue – Film: The Majestic
    Memory's Most Studied Mind – Film: Memento
    Quiz
    Suggested Readings for Module 4 (optional)
    Quiz: Understanding the Reality of Amnesia

Week 5

Senior Moments, Forgetfulness, and Dementia

    My Memory Isn't What It Used to Be – Film: Cocoon
    A Troubling Turn: Mild Cognitive Impairment – Film: On Golden Pond
    Strokes and Vascular Dementia – Film: Amour
    The Insidious Invader: Alzheimer's Disease – Film: Away from Her
    Maintaining Memory in Old Age – Film: The Bucket List
    Quiz
    Suggested Readings for Module 5 (optional)
    Quiz: Senior Moments, Forgetfulness, and Dementia

无论是对电影感兴趣,还是对记忆感兴趣,都可以去尝试一下这门轻松有趣的课程。




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