Interview Compilations

Long-term memory research in humans and other mammals.
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
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
Larry Squire - Neuroscience of declarative long-term memory Dr. Larry Squire is a leading neuroscientist studying the principles of mammalian long-term memory. He is is professor of psychiatry, neurosciences, and psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and research career scientist at the... Larry R. Squire goCognitive
Retrieval induced forgetting When retrieving information from memory the retrieved memory will be strengthened. However, competing memories will be less accessible afterwards. This implies that remembering doesn't only produce positive effects for the remembered facts or... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:06:22
Storage strength vs. retrieval strength According to the new theory of disuse, information that is learned will remain in memory forever. New learning of the material will increase its "storage strength". On the other hand, when information is not used it will become... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:05:13
The theory of disuse and the role of forgetting in human memory Dr. Bjork explains how our intuitions about memory are often faulty and how the act of forgetting information can lead to a better retention of information in the long term. This has important implications in the field of education, where quick... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:07:08