Interview Compilations

Linking cognitive psychology and magic
How are working-memory capacity and attention related?
Long-term memory research in humans and other mammals.
Diagnosis and intervention in mild cognitive impairments and dementia
Improving memory by improving learning strategies
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Alym Amlani - The Psychology of Magic Magic has always played tricks with human cognition - by manipulating attention, distorting perceptions, or modifying memories. In this interview, Vancouver-based magician Alym Amlani, who also has a degree in psychology and visual cognition from... Alym Amlani goCognitive
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
An example of adaptive memory in real life Dr. Bjork explains the interplay between storage strength and retrieval strength through a real-world example. When moving to a new place or into a new job, a person's memory will have to adjust to the new situation by making the new... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:02:18
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
Desirable difficulties: Slowing down learning Fast learning doesn't lead to long-term retention of information. In this interview, Dr. Bjork explains that it is beneficial to create study conditions in which learning is slowed down to allow for better memory for the information in the long... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:05:43
Dissociating learning from performance Performance is something that one can easily measure. How well does a person remember some facts? How well can an athlete perform a particular task? Learning is something that needs to be inferred from performance - it cannot be observed directly... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:04:23
Edward Awh - Working Memory and Attention How many items can a person hold in working memory? This basic question about the basic capacity of human working memory has seen a resurgence of interest over the last ten years. The estimate of 7 plus or minus 2 often reported in textbooks of... Edward Awh goCognitive
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
Input less, Output more Dr. Bjork emphasizes that actively engaging with material by producing outlines, creating study questions, quizzing oneself or others, is much more effective in generating long-term retention of material than exposing oneself over and over to the... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:03:21
Intervention Strategies for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia In this video with goCognitive, Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe of Washington State University explains the role of external aides and assistive technologies in the treatment of patients with mild cognitive impairments or dementia. The assistive... Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe goCognitive 00:14:33