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
Psychology and Magic GoCognitive interviewed Alym Amlani, practicing magician from Vancouver, BC, in October 2008. Through some simple examples of magic tricks that are in the public domain, Alym draws interesting parallels between the study of magic and the study of... Alym Amlani goCognitive 00:12:38
Quality of life for locked in patients It is usually assumed that the quality of life in locked-in patients must be miserable. Surprisingly, surveys conducted with locked-in patients show a different picture even though these patients can no longer enjoy normal activities. Dr. Birbaumer... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:03:13
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
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
Research tools in cognitive neuroscience Modern techniques used in cognitive neuroscience have dramatically increased the available toolkit for researchers. Dr. Michael Posner discusses a wide range of methods that have been used in cognitive neuroscience and their historic relevance.... Michael Posner goCognitive 00:16:00
Retrieval induced forgetting When retrieving information from memory the retrieved memory will be strengthened. However, competing memories will be less accessible afterwards. This implies that remembering doesn't only produce positive effects for the remembered facts or... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:06:22
Risk communication Dr. Gigerenzer explains how the communication of risk is a central problem in medical decision making - both on the side of the doctors as well as the patients. Risk illiteracy often leads to faulty decision making with severe consequences for the... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:10:29
Robert A. Bjork - Long-Term Memory Dr. Bjork is a leading expert in the field of applied memory research and its implication for education and instruction. In this interview he outlines his main theory of long-term memory (the new theory of disuse) and how losing access to memories... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive
Roberta Klatzky - Haptic Perception Dr. Roberta Klatzky is a leading researcher in the area of haptic perception. In this interview she talks about how we integrate information through haptic exploration. She demonstrates the role of "exploratory procedures" in perceiving... Roberta Klatzky goCognitive
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