Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
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
Binding and the episodic buffer Binding different features or items together in memory is a central problem for any cognitive system. In Baddeley's model the episodic buffer was introduced to handle binding, but recent data seems to indicate that binding occurs outside of... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:05:50
Dual task interference The dual-task interference paradigm is one of the hallmarks of Baddeley's approach to working memory. It assumes that if a task selectively interferes with a particular type of processing but not with another type of processing, then those two... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:06:39
How are long-term and working memory related? The relationship between long-term memory and working memory has been an issue of debate for a long time. Baddeley stresses that while there is a close relationship between the two, there are distinct differences. Long-term memory can work... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:41
Individual differences and intelligence Individual differences are very obvious when dealing with working memory. Some people can remember and manipulate much more information than others - and performances in one area of working memory might not be highly correlated with others. In... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:23
Introduction of the episodic buffer In 2000 Baddeley introduced the episodic buffer as a fourth component of the working memory model. Here he explains the reason for this most recent concept. Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:29
Introduction of the phonological loop The phonological loop is one of the central concepts of the working memory model. It represents a brief store of mainly verbal information together with a rehearsal mechanism. In many experiments Baddeley and colleagues have investigated the... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:57
Localization of the VSSP The visuo-spatial sketchpad (VSSP) deals with both visual and spatial information. Depending on the particular demands of a task different brain areas in the occipital and parietal regions will be active. The VSSP is thus thought to be based on an... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:01:02
Location of the episodic buffer Where is the episodic buffer located within the anatomy of the brain? Baddeley's initial hunch was to located it in the hippocampus - but recent studies with an amnestic indiviual with severe hippocampal damage has shown that tasks requiring... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:09
Other uses of the phonological loop Beyond the short-term storage of verbal information for language understanding the phonological loop is engaged in many other tasks. One function of the phonological loop might be for the control of behavior - as a sequence of instructions what to... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:49