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
Scott Murray - Visual Perception and Illusions The human brain has devoted a large amount of processing power to the analysis of incoming visual information. In this video Dr. Scott Murray emphasizes the goal of visual perception - the interpretation of a proximal stimulus (the retinal... Scott Murray goCognitive
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
Separating long-term memory and short-term memory Dr. Baddeley describes how he got into the field of short-term memory research. His original contribution consisted of the finding that people found it difficult to remember short lists of similar sounding words in short-term memory (phonological... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:54
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
Sight Recovery - returning vision after 40 years of blindness Dr. Fine from the University of Washington talks about her interactions with her patient MM who recovered at age 43 from 40 years of blindness. His example is an illustration of the complexity of neural processing - and the opportunities... Ione Fine goCognitive 00:17:06
Spacing Improves Long-Term Retention When learning new material or new skills, spacing the learning episodes over large periods of time will improve the long-term retention of the material or skills. Cramming (or massed practice) will enable a student to perform well on an exam hours... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:04:58
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 reference systems and sensory integration in haptics How does our frame change when we use different types of perception and how does our brain integrate this information? Dr. Roberta Klatzky is a proponent of the idea that multiple sensory systems feed into a single mental representation of the world... Roberta Klatzky goCognitive 00:07:36
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