What is Human Memory?

Arnold Glass (Psychology)

Ask me to tell you the story of my life and I will weave an answer based on what I best remember of my experiences. But are all of my memories true? Did they really happen? Thirty years ago human memory was believed to be the result of some sort of recording device in the brain. We now know that autobiographical memory is a narrative that is constantly being rewritten. So, some of our memories of past experiences are, in fact, false. In this seminar, we will examine the neuro-cognitive evidence for this new view of memory and its implications for society.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 28 index 07578