Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Personal background Having studied classical linguistics and psychology early in her career, Dr. Friederici then turned to the brain sciences and patient studies to pursue her interests in the neural processing of the brain. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:04:04
Research questions Dr. Friederici describes the research questions she is interested in. The neural processing of language is central to her research, and modern technologies have opened the door to answering age-old questions that have been out of reach to earlier... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:47
Selection of heuristics Sometimes, more than one heuristic could be applied in a given situation. In these cases a decision has to be made which heuristic to go with. Dr. GIgerenzer explains how these conflicts are resolved. Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:16
Short-term memory and attention In this third and final video segment, Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon explains his view of the interrelationship between Attention and working memory. He proposes that attention is one of the central mechanisms underlying working... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:16:03
Short-term memory capacity In this first of three video interviews Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon is discussing the changes in our thinking about short-term memory capacity. Instead of the famous 7+/-2 capacity estimate by Miller, recent research using different... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:15:32
Studying bilingualism If a person speaks more than one language he or she is considered bilingual. The obvious question often asked is whether the brain areas involved in one language are identical to the brain areas involved in the other language. In general, fluent... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:12
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 history of decision making The history of decision making goes back to the 1600s – to Descartes and Pointcarre who created a first ‘calculus’ of decision making. The modern view of decision making that takes into consideration of human information processing and the use of... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:26
The mind as an adaptive toolbox Dr. Gigerenzer describes his view of the mind as a collection of cognitive abilities that reflect both the result of evolution as well as the personal experiences of an individual within their specific environment. Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:10

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