Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Other uses of the phonological loop Beyond the short-term storage of verbal information for language understanding the phonological loop is engaged in many other tasks. One function of the phonological loop might be for the control of behavior - as a sequence of instructions what to... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:49
Phonological loop and language acquisition What is the phonological loop for? It seems obvious that the phonological loop has a relation to language. However - what is the exact relationship? In studies with a unique patient who had a severe phonological loop deficit Baddeley found that... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:08:48
Postal codes Early in his career, Baddeley was involved in testing different types of postal codes for the UK. The optimization of a code to be remembered by the general population is a great example of applied memory research. Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:05
Procedural working memory A recent addition to the concept of working memory is the idea of a procedural working memory. For example, how do we remember instructions in an experiment, or the sequence of actions that we need to perform in a new task? Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:01:42
Rehearsal in the visual-spatial sketchpad While the role of rehearsal is easy to understand in speech related tasks, it is more difficult to see how rehearsal works in the visuo-spatial domain. Does rehearsal consist of eye movements? Robert Logie, one of the collaborators of Baddeley,... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:17
Separating long-term memory and short-term memory Dr. Baddeley describes how he got into the field of short-term memory research. His original contribution consisted of the finding that people found it difficult to remember short lists of similar sounding words in short-term memory (phonological... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:54
The central executive homunculus The issue of a homunculus - a part of a model that solves important problems but isn't explained further - is often criticized in psychological theories. Baddeley defends the use of homunculi as long as they are retired down the road through... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:03
The cognitive revolution After the 1950s dominance on learning psychology, Baddeley found himself facing a new paradigm that wasn't interested in the behavioral analysis of rats or pigeons. At the Cambridge applied psychology unit under the tutelage of Donald... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:05:11
The development of the working memory model Where did the working memory model come from and how did it get started? Baddeley describes in detail how he and Graham Hitch published the original model in the context of many existing, early cognitive models of short term memory and the widely... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:10:02
The evolution of the model Baddeley describes the historic evolution of his working memory model through the last 40 years. Each iteration and modification of the model has given rise to slightly different ways of communicating the models visually. The sequence of different... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:08:58