Interview Compilations

Linking cognitive psychology and magic
Cell-phones and driving - why does it increase risk?
How are working-memory capacity and attention related?
The neural basis for attention.
Attention, Hemispatial Neglect, and Prosopagnosia
What can we learn from modern neuroscience research in attention?
Our visual memory is not as good as we think...
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
David Strayer - Driver Distraction Dr. David Strayer is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah who has investigated the effects of distraction on performance in numerous studies. His research has clearly shown the large cost of common distractions - like cell phone use... David Strayer goCognitive
Driver distraction and cell phones In this interview Dr. David Strayer from the University of Utah talks about his research on driver distraction and how cell phone use while driving impacts driving behavior. Using different empirical approaches ranging from observational studies to... David Strayer goCognitive 00:18:16
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
Geoff Boynton - fMRI studies of Attention In his research Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington is trying to identify the neural basis for attentional processes. To the surprise of many neuroscientists, attention can modulate neural processing at very early stages of... Geoff Boynton goCognitive
How attention research can inform public policy In this second part of his interview with goCognitive, Dr. David Strayer from the University of Utah talks about the public policy impact of scientific studies on driver distraction. While many states have disallowed hand-held cell phone use while... David Strayer goCognitive 00:06:09
Implications of cognitive neuroscience for education Dr. Michael Posner describes how general principles of brain development and brain function have been applied to educational practice. Dr. Posner specifically highlights the improved understanding of the cognitive processes in reading and executive... Michael Posner goCognitive 00:19:58
Marlene Behrmann - Attention and Perception Disorders Attention is a central concept in cognitive psychology. In her research, Dr. Marlene Behrmann from Carnegie Mellon University addresses basic problems in attention and the role that attention plays in cognitive disorders such as hemispatial neglect... Marlene Behrmann goCognitive
Michael Posner - Neuroscience of Attention Dr. Michael Posner from the University of Oregon has been a leader in the development and application of modern neuroscience techniques. His main research is focused on attention and in his interview he discusses the history of attentional theory... Michael Posner goCognitive
Psychology and Magic GoCognitive interviewed Alym Amlani, practicing magician from Vancouver, BC, in October 2008. Through some simple examples of magic tricks that are in the public domain, Alym draws interesting parallels between the study of magic and the study of... Alym Amlani goCognitive 00:12:38