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OLLI Course Catalog > ---- Philosophy and Sociology

I Know I Came in Here for Something (offered at Thayer Public Library in Braintree)  

What is this thing we call memory? We have it, we lose it, and we get it back again. But what exactly are the mechanisms that underlie this process? In this course we will find out how memories are created and stored in the brain, how this process can go wrong, and what changes in the brain as we age. Using research from psychology and neuroscience, we will cover tips and tricks to help us make the most of our memory. We will also practice various techniques designed to assist us in remembering. By the end of this course, you may be able to answer that age-old question: “What did I come in here for?”

 

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