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
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
The Benefits of Interleaving Practice One of the dilemmas facing a learner is the seductive nature of blocked practice. Performance improves fast and learning seems to be optimal - which is the reason why in many areas the idea of blocked practice - or focusing on one thing at a time... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:05:59
The central executive homunculus The issue of a homunculus - a part of a model that solves important problems but isn't explained further - is often criticized in psychological theories. Baddeley defends the use of homunculi as long as they are retired down the road through... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:03
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 Discovery of Mirror Neurons Dr. Rizzolatti is an Italian Neurophysiologist and professor at the University of Parma in Italy. He discovered unique neurons in the frontal and premotor cortex while doing research on the neural representation of motor movements in monkeys. Unlike... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:03:34
The Effect of Context on Memory Everything we do occurs in a particular context. How does this context influence our memory of events and facts that we want to recall? According to Dr. Bjork, variability in study context will give a learner more potential retrieval cues to... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:08:47
The evolution of language The question about the evolutionary origins and precursors to modern human language is a very difficult one. One camp traces language to gestures and motor behavior (see for example Rizzolatti in his interview with goCognitive). The other camp... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:09
The Evolution of Language from Gestures Together with Dr. Michael Arbib, Dr. Rizzolatti published an interesting account of the evolution of language from gestures instead of the more commonly associated calls of animals. He provides a number of arguments in favor of this hypothesis -... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:07:39
The evolution of the model Baddeley describes the historic evolution of his working memory model through the last 40 years. Each iteration and modification of the model has given rise to slightly different ways of communicating the models visually. The sequence of different... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:08:58