Interview Compilations

Linking cognitive psychology and magic
How are working-memory capacity and attention related?
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
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