Interview Compilations

How to make decisions in an uncertain world
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Gerd Gigerenzer - Decision Making Dr. Gigerenzer is one of the leading researchers in the field of human decision making. His research tries to find the mechanisms by which humans make decisions in real-world situations. Unlike many other models, Dr. Gigerenzer's approach... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive
Is there an evolutionary advantage of having synesthesia? How did synesthesia first evolve and why is it still present in the human population? Dr. Jamie Ward explains theories on the possible evolutionary advantages of having synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:48
The evolution of language The question about the evolutionary origins and precursors to modern human language is a very difficult one. One camp traces language to gestures and motor behavior (see for example Rizzolatti in his interview with goCognitive). The other camp... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:09
The Evolution of Language from Gestures Together with Dr. Michael Arbib, Dr. Rizzolatti published an interesting account of the evolution of language from gestures instead of the more commonly associated calls of animals. He provides a number of arguments in favor of this hypothesis -... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:07:39
The evolution of the model Baddeley describes the historic evolution of his working memory model through the last 40 years. Each iteration and modification of the model has given rise to slightly different ways of communicating the models visually. The sequence of different... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:08:58
Working memory and evolution An evolutionary perspective is a helpful tool to ask questions about the function of a particular cognitive function. Baddeley emphasizes that these kinds of questions led to important discoveries, for example the role of the phonological loop in... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:35