My plan is to continue blog life as normal, but my assumption is that many of the posts will be memory-related. And if I get through the materials quickly, I think the syllabus is flexible enough that we can consider it a work-in-progress. At the end of the semester, I'll post my best answers to the Questions to Consider. You can take that as my final exam, proof of the learning and motivation to not publicly shame myself by failing my own course. Ha.
I'm going to post the syllabus in the newest section of this website- Project Learn! You can always consult it or keep an eye out for posts tagged with "PL: Memory."
Ok, enough details, what am I, a registrar?! Belong, please find my humble syllabus for an introduction to memory:
Questions to consider:
When does memory begin?
Do men and women remember differently?
Can you erase a memory?
What is Alzheimer's? How can you prevent it?
Can you improve your memory? How?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The riddle of experience vs. memory: a TED talk by Dan Kahneman
How brain science will change computing: a TED Talk by Jeff Hawkins
101 Theory Drive by Terry McDermott
Losing my Mind by Thomas DeBaggio
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver SacksMusicophilia by Oliver Sacks
Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss
National Library of Medicine on Memory
Write a personal essay about a memory and submit it for publication.
Make a gift for someone based on memories.
Find out how memory works in a computer. Document it in a really simple way.
Publish a memory post every Friday.
Want to play along? I'm starting with 101 Theory Drive by Terry McDermott. Go grab it at a bookstore this weekend and let's get reading!