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
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
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
Personal background Not being a synesthete himself, Dr. Jamie Ward is one of the leading researchers in the field of synesthesia. In this short video segment, Dr. Ward explains his fascination with the topic of synesthesia and how he started this line of research. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:01:30
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
Prevalence of locked-in syndrom Locked-in syndrome is a neurological disorder in which the patient is conscious but is unable to move or verbally communicate due to complete paralysis of the body. Dr. Niels Birbaumer explains that although the total number of cases is not known... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:02:57
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
Processes involved in reading Reading obviously differs from spoken speech processing. The reader faces the additional requirement of a grapheme to phoneme conversion. This can be done by slowly spelling out what a word might be based on individual letters or by recognizing an... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:55
Processing syntax and semantics in the left hemisphere The processing of language in the brain is quite complex. Most of the semantic and syntactic information is processed in the left hemisphere. Dr. Friederici addresses the straightforward question which brain areas are involved in this processing,... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:08:30
Prosopagnosia Dr. Behrmann talks about her research on prosopagnosia - commonly known as faceblindness. Patients with this disorder have a difficult time identifying people based on facial information, even though their visual system is otherwise intact. Through... Marlene Behrmann goCognitive 00:15:14