TTC Video - Memory and the Human Lifespan
Course No. 1911 | .AVI, DivX5, 640x480 | English, [email protected] kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 8.5 GBLecturer: Professor Steve Joordens Ph.D. | Genre: eLearning/Science
If all of these 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.
Your various memory systems, in fact, provide the continuity of consciousness that allows the concept of "you" to make sense, creating the ongoing narrative that makes your life truly yours. Without those systems and the overall experience of memory they make possible, you would have no context for the most crucial decisions of your life. You would have to make—without the benefit of experience and knowledge—the decisions that determine not only your quality of life, but your very survival. And your ability to learn, or even to form the personality that makes you unique, would similarly be set adrift.
In Memory and the Human Lifespan, Professor Steve Joordens of the University of Toronto Scarborough, who has been repeatedly honored as both teacher and researcher, leads you on a startling voyage into the human mind, explaining not only how the various aspects of your memory operate, but the impact memory has on your daily experience of life.