Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Linking cognitive psychology and magic
How is language processed in the brain?
Cell-phones and driving - why does it increase risk?
How neurons can be rebuilt
How are working-memory capacity and attention related?
The neural basis for attention.
How to make decisions in an uncertain world
What are mirror neurons?
Brain plasticity - how a blind person recovered sight
Perceiving the world in more ways than one.
Long-term memory research in humans and other mammals.
Attention, Hemispatial Neglect, and Prosopagnosia
Diagnosis and intervention in mild cognitive impairments and dementia
What can we learn from modern neuroscience research in attention?
Finding a direct link to a patient's brain
Improving memory by improving learning strategies
How to perceive through manual exploration.
Our visual memory is not as good as we think...
How the brain make sense of the external world
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Autism One of the research areas that the identification of a mirror mechanism has inspired is autism research. Autism is a neurological disorder that is characterized by an impaired ability to process social cues, as well as a delay of motor... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:05:47
Becoming a Neurophysiologist This video describes the academic journey of Dr. Rizzolatti as a neurophysiologist. He describes that he was trained as a visual neurophysiologist and became interested in the motor system while performing research related to eye movements. This... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:02:49
Binding and the episodic buffer Binding different features or items together in memory is a central problem for any cognitive system. In Baddeley's model the episodic buffer was introduced to handle binding, but recent data seems to indicate that binding occurs outside of... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:05:50
Bounded rationality Herbert Simon's concept of 'bounded rationality' has spawned a lot of research interests in psychology and economics. Dr. Gigerenzer identifies three different interpretations of bounded rationality - two of which deal with the... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:06:17
Broca's and Wernicke's areas revisited Broca's and Wernicke's areas both represent an important historic step in cognitive neuroscience - demonstrating the localization of function in the human brain. However, over the last century and a half, the interpretation of the... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:04
Can synesthesia be acquired? Can one acquire synesthesia later in life? In his answer, Dr. Ward points out a few instances in which unused sensory pathways can cause the development of synesthesia-like symptoms after the loss of a sensory system (Like the onset of blindness).... Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:07
Change Blindness Change blindness is a research paradigm that has received a lot of attention over the last 15 years. One of the early creators of the method, In this interview, Dr. Ron Rensink from the University of British Columbia, talks about the theoretical... Ron Rensink goCognitive 00:17:18
Co-occurrence of synesthesias In this video Dr. Jamie Ward examines the co-occurrence of multiple types of synesthesias within synesthetes. These co-occurring types tend to occur in typed groups, but the number of types of synesthesia makes it hard to quantify. He also discusses... Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:02:03
Communicating with a locked in patient A brain–computer interface (BCI) is often viewed as a possible path to communicate with totally locked in patients. However, Dr. Birbaumer points out that prolonged complete paralysis might cause the extinction of volitional thinking due to the... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:03:06
Comparing dual-task methodology and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) Transcranial magnetic stimulation is often used to excite or temporarily disable processing in a particular brain region. In Baddeley's mind, the logic of temporarily creating "reversible lesions" in healthy participants is similar... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:01:38