Interview Compilations

Linking cognitive psychology and magic
Cell-phones and driving - why does it increase risk?
How are working-memory capacity and attention related?
The neural basis for attention.
Attention, Hemispatial Neglect, and Prosopagnosia
What can we learn from modern neuroscience research in attention?
Our visual memory is not as good as we think...
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Ron Rensink - Visual Attention and Change Blindness Change blindness is one of the best known demonstrations of the importance of visual attention in analyzing and remembering a scene. Only those parts of the scene that are attended to are likely to be remembered from one second to the next. If... Ron Rensink goCognitive
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
Spatial Hemineglect Patients experiencing spatial hemineglect ignore one side of their environment (usually the left side) in multiple modalities. This deficit often occurs as part of severe brain trauma, usually to the right part of the brain, particularly the... Marlene Behrmann goCognitive 00:20:41
Spatial vs. object based attention Attention continues to be one of the central topics of human cognition research. Dr. Marlene Behrmann explains many of the important distinctions within the attention literature. She explains top-down and bottom-up (stimulus driven) forms of... Marlene Behrmann goCognitive 00:12:32
The anatomy of attentional networks - a historical perspective Dr. Michael Posner gives a brief historical account of the study of attention from the turn of the last century until today. Specifically, Dr. Posner explains his model of three main attentional networks which constitute the basis for consciousness... Michael Posner goCognitive 00:19:50
Visual Attention Ron Rensink explains basic principles of visual attention and visual representations. Ron Rensink goCognitive 00:18:19
Visual Attention In this interview, Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington talks about the neural basis of visual attention. In the first segment, he outlines the changes in our understanding how attention modulates neural processing and some of his own... Geoff Boynton goCognitive 00:21:48
What does it feel like to be a synesthete? Based on his interactions with hundreds of synesthetes, Dr. Ward describes how synesthetes view their experiences and how synesthesia affects their daily lives. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:01:48