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About this Course
About the Course
In this course, Dr Ashok Jansari (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores the application of memory psychology research to the real world. In the first lecture, we think about how memory research findings can be applied to assist in the support of dementia patients and their families. In the second lecture, we think about how memory research findings can be applied to the support and treatment of individuals with mental health difficulties. Next, we think about how memory research findings can be applied to improve the reliability and usefulness of eye witness testimonies. In the fourth and final lecture, we think about how memory research findings can be applied to understanding and overcoming drug addictions.
About the Lecturer
Dr Ashok Jansari is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Jansari’s research interests include memory disorders, prosopagnosia, executive functions, and synaesthesia. Dr Jansari is most famous for his research into prosopagnosia, having made numerous TV appearances, including on BBC1’s The One Show, as well as hosting his own ‘Neuro Talk’ YouTube channel:
Some of Dr Jansari's recent publications include 'Acquired synaesthesia following 2C-B use' (2019), 'Using virtual reality to investigate multitasking ability in individuals with frontal lobe lesions' (2019), and 'Identification from CCTV: Assessing police super-recogniser ability to spot faces in a crown and susceptibility to change blindness' (2018).