Interview Compilations

Long-term memory research in humans and other mammals.
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
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
Broca's and Wernicke's areas revisited Broca's and Wernicke's areas both represent an important historic step in cognitive neuroscience - demonstrating the localization of function in the human brain. However, over the last century and a half, the interpretation of the... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:04
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
How I became a neuroscientist Dr. Squire shares how he became interested in the field of neuroscience. He also describes his first experiment... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:02:21
Introduction to the Sense of Smell This first segment (of three) of our interview with Dr. Kevin Kelliher from the University of Idaho gives an overview of the olfactory system from a biological perspective. Dr. Kelliher's research focuses on olfaction and its role in social... Kevin Kelliher goCognitive 00:17:45
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
Linguistics is more than grammar Dr. Friederici talks about the different components of linguistics – consisting not only of grammar or syntax, but also includes all other aspects of language. Semantics and the combinatorics of words in a sentence, phonology, and prosody all make... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:21
Neurogenesis In her interview with goCognitive, Dr. Deb Stenkamp from the University of Idaho talks about her research on neurogenesis - the production of new neurons in the central nervous system. Her research is using the retina of the zebrafish as a model for... Deb Stenkamp goCognitive 00:11:42
Neurogenesis II In this second part of the interview, Dr. Stenkamp talks about the potential benefits of a better understanding of neurogenesis in animal models for new treatments of human diseases. Unlike the zebrafish model, the human nervous system does not... Deb Stenkamp goCognitive 00:13:06