Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
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
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
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 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 future of working memory research Emotions, social psychology, self control, and many other large issues are possible candidates for a new look through the working memory lens. Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:01:31
The musical phonological loop One common question concerns the relation between the phonological loop and music. There seems to be a lot of overlap of the verbal functions of the phonological loop and the perception of and memory for music. Skilled musicians might use... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:14
The origins of the central executive The central executive is a crucial part of the working memory model. Borrowing heavily from Donald Norman and Tim Shallice's supervisory attentional system (SAS, 1980) and evidence from patients with frontal lobe damage Baddeley adopted the... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:07:07
The origins of the selective interference method What were the origins of the selective interference paradigm? Using secondary tasks to block or impair processing in particular functional centers of the brain was a new idea championed by Baddeley and colleagues as a promising approach to study... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:00:56
The promise of neuroimaging Neuro-imaging has served as an important tool in constraining the general nature of cognitive theories - but Baddeley warns not to overinterpret neuro-imaging data. A lack of replication and the complex nature of the associated statistical... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:49