Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Inhibition of Action by the Frontal Cortex Mirror neurons fire upon observation of an action and “mirror” the behavior of others (as though the observer were itself acting). Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses why we do not immediately imitate actions upon observing them. The main reason is... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:02:06
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
The origins of the central executive The central executive is a crucial part of the working memory model. Borrowing heavily from Donald Norman and Tim Shallice's supervisory attentional system (SAS, 1980) and evidence from patients with frontal lobe damage Baddeley adopted the... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:07:07
The Processing of Intentions in Autistic Children Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains that a motor act (e.g., picking up chocolate with the intention of eating it) elicits two types of information: (1) the goal and (2) the intention underlying it. Children with autism are able to realize these two... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:04:54