Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Linking cognitive psychology and magic
How is language processed in the brain?
Cell-phones and driving - why does it increase risk?
How neurons can be rebuilt
How are working-memory capacity and attention related?
The neural basis for attention.
How to make decisions in an uncertain world
What are mirror neurons?
Brain plasticity - how a blind person recovered sight
Perceiving the world in more ways than one.
Long-term memory research in humans and other mammals.
Attention, Hemispatial Neglect, and Prosopagnosia
Diagnosis and intervention in mild cognitive impairments and dementia
What can we learn from modern neuroscience research in attention?
Finding a direct link to a patient's brain
Improving memory by improving learning strategies
How to perceive through manual exploration.
Our visual memory is not as good as we think...
How the brain make sense of the external world
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Additional cues in communication There are many other issues in language processing that are important – the distribution of attention, eye gaze, gestures, and many more work together in a normal communication. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:01:35
Alan Baddeley - Working Memory Dr. Alan Baddeley has been one of the leading researchers in the field of working memory. His model of working memory, published with Dr. Graham Hitch in 1972, has been one of the seminal models to guide research in memory. In his interview with... Alan Baddeley goCognitive
Alym Amlani - The Psychology of Magic Magic has always played tricks with human cognition - by manipulating attention, distorting perceptions, or modifying memories. In this interview, Vancouver-based magician Alym Amlani, who also has a degree in psychology and visual cognition from... Alym Amlani goCognitive
Alzheimers, Dementia, and Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Overview In this interview with goCognitive, Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe gives an overview of dementias and mild cognitive impairments. Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe is a neuropsychologist at Washington State University who is looking into the effects of... Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe goCognitive 00:19:06
An Emotional Mirror Mechanism Apart from the mirror mechanism found in the motor system, there seems to be good evidence for a similar mechanism for the perception of emotion. Dr. Rizzolatti notes that the same regions that are active when one is in pain are the same as the... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:03:22
An example of adaptive memory in real life Dr. Bjork explains the interplay between storage strength and retrieval strength through a real-world example. When moving to a new place or into a new job, a person's memory will have to adjust to the new situation by making the new... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:02:18
Anatomy of Mirror System Pathways One of Dr. Rizzolatti's research goals as a neurophysiologist is to understand the anatomical pathways of the mirror mechanism. By using fMRI and tracers he is trying to find the brain centers involved in mirror neuron activity and to determine... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:01:11
Angela Friederici - Language and the Brain Dr. Angela Friederici is a leading researcher in the field of psycholinguistics. She is the director of the Neuropsychology group at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. Her research interests... Angela Friederici goCognitive
Animal models of synesthesia One of the powerful methods to investigate the neural basis of cognitive phenomena involves the use of animal models. Given that synesthesia is a personal experience, it seems hard to see how we could learn about it from animals. However, Dr. Ward... Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:02:28
Assessing quality of life Quality of life is an important concept when interacting with patients. While most people assume that quality of life must be poor for patients with locked-in syndrome, Dr. Birbaumer challenges these assumptions and tries to answer this basic... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:04:12