What is the course about?
This course explores the crucial human ability of being able to relive moments from our past to know who we are and who/where/what we want to be. It is the social glue that binds us and it allows us to set goals and make decisions.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
In this talk I will use empirical evidence to demonstrate how autobiographical memories are distributed across our lifespan and the crucial role they play in shaping our sense of self. I will also explore the nature and relevance of the relationship between our autobiographical memories and music, pictures, clothes and tangible objects. Finally I will discuss the importance of this for people with memory loss, and those who have been displaced.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
All welcome. No previous knowledged required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Illustrated lecture, followed by questions and discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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