Interview Compilations

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
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
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
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
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe - MCI and Dementia Long-term memory is one of the fundamental cognitive abilities that plays a role in everyday life. As we age, long-term memory often declines and mild cognitive impairments and memory loss become a serious problem. Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe... Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe goCognitive
My interest in long-term memory research Dr. Bjork explains how he got interested in long-term memory research. One of the issues that captured Dr. Bjork's interest were the poor intuitions that people have about their own memory. This poses a real problem for education and... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:03:14
Retrieval induced forgetting When retrieving information from memory the retrieved memory will be strengthened. However, competing memories will be less accessible afterwards. This implies that remembering doesn't only produce positive effects for the remembered facts or... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:06:22
Robert A. Bjork - Long-Term Memory Dr. Bjork is a leading expert in the field of applied memory research and its implication for education and instruction. In this interview he outlines his main theory of long-term memory (the new theory of disuse) and how losing access to memories... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive