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The neural basis for attention.
What can we learn from modern neuroscience research in attention?
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
fMRI In this segment of the interview with Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington, Dr. Boynton describes the fMRI method and what we know about the underlying neural processes that give rise to the BOLD signal. Geoff Boynton goCognitive 00:20:22
FMRI studies with children When conducting fMRI studies it is not easy to test children. For a typical fMRI study, a participant will have to lie still for a significant amount of time in a noisy and unattractive environment. Dr. Friederici’s lab has developed a strategy by... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:24
Geoff Boynton - fMRI studies of Attention In his research Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington is trying to identify the neural basis for attentional processes. To the surprise of many neuroscientists, attention can modulate neural processing at very early stages of... Geoff Boynton goCognitive
Imaging synesthesia Modern imaging techniques, like fMRI, can be used to view activity in the brains of synesthetes and shed light on how they process sensory information differently. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:02:04
Michael Posner - Neuroscience of Attention Dr. Michael Posner from the University of Oregon has been a leader in the development and application of modern neuroscience techniques. His main research is focused on attention and in his interview he discusses the history of attentional theory... Michael Posner goCognitive
Mirror Neurons: From Monkeys to Humans Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains how he discovered mirror neurons in humans. Once he discovered the existence of mirror neurons in monkeys, he decided to investigate if the same mechanisms existed in humans and found that they are, in fact, present.... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:07:24
Research tools in cognitive neuroscience Modern techniques used in cognitive neuroscience have dramatically increased the available toolkit for researchers. Dr. Michael Posner discusses a wide range of methods that have been used in cognitive neuroscience and their historic relevance.... Michael Posner goCognitive 00:16:00
Specific fMRI methods Functional magnetic resonance imaging represents one important tool in deciphering brain activity in active human participants. Besides the basic fMRI techniques of subtracting the measured brain's activation during a control task from the... Geoff Boynton goCognitive 00:12:14
The promise of neuroimaging Neuro-imaging has served as an important tool in constraining the general nature of cognitive theories - but Baddeley warns not to overinterpret neuro-imaging data. A lack of replication and the complex nature of the associated statistical... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:49
Visual Attention In this interview, Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington talks about the neural basis of visual attention. In the first segment, he outlines the changes in our understanding how attention modulates neural processing and some of his own... Geoff Boynton goCognitive 00:21:48

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