Online class with Peter M. Vishton

Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory: by The Great Courses

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Unlock your memory’s vast, untapped potential.

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Peter M. Vishton is an associate professor of psychology at The College of William & Mary. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science fro...Read more

Lessons (6)

Your Amazing Prehistoric Memory
1. Your Amazing Prehistoric Memory
Meet Peter Vishton and start class by taking a quick memory test. Then get an introduction the Major System, one of the most basic ways your memory en...Read more
33min
Encoding Information With Images
2. Encoding Information With Images
Focus on one of the simplest tricks for memorizing information: the method of loci. Then peek inside the minds of mental athletes to see how their see...Read more
33min
Maximizing Short- & Long-Term Memory
3. Maximizing Short- & Long-Term Memory
Peter walks you through the three steps of successful memory: from perception to short-term memory, encoding short-term memory to long-term memory, th...Read more
30min
Why & When We Forget
4. Why & When We Forget
Forgetting happens to the best of us, but it can be mitigated through the use of several key techniques. Investigate the Ebbinghaus forgetting functio...Read more
30min
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Taught by

Peter M. Vishton is an associate professor of psychology at The College of William & Mary. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science fro...Read more