Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Declarative memory in humans and animals Declarative memory is usually thought of as the consciously available memory that allows a flexible use of knowledge. Both memories of ones past as well as memorized facts are part of this system in humans. Similar brain mechanisms support... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:02:28
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
Short-term memory and attention In this third and final video segment, Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon explains his view of the interrelationship between Attention and working memory. He proposes that attention is one of the central mechanisms underlying working... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:16:03
Short-term memory capacity In this first of three video interviews Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon is discussing the changes in our thinking about short-term memory capacity. Instead of the famous 7+/-2 capacity estimate by Miller, recent research using different... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:15:32
The neural basis of short-term memory In this second video interview segment, Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon explains our current understanding of the neural basis of working memory. He lists some of the central brain regions implicated in working memory tasks and the role... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:15:17
Visual Perception and Size Illusions In this video, Dr. Scott Murray from the University of Washington explains the basic processes underlying visual perception. He emphasizes the goal of visual perception - the interpretation of a proximal stimulus in terms of the what is out there in... Scott Murray goCognitive 00:19:52
What is memory? Our understanding of memory has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Based on data from patients and animal studies, the notion that memory is a unitary concept had to be revised. Instead, multiple memory systems are working together to... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:03:15