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 Future of Learning Modern learners will have to be more self-reliant and sophisticated than previous generations. Learning will often occur outside of the standard educational framework and rely more on technology and self-directed learning experiences. This... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:05:50
The future of working memory research Emotions, social psychology, self control, and many other large issues are possible candidates for a new look through the working memory lens. Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:01:31
The history of decision making The history of decision making goes back to the 1600s – to Descartes and Pointcarre who created a first ‘calculus’ of decision making. The modern view of decision making that takes into consideration of human information processing and the use of... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:26
The history of synesthesia Dr. Jamie Ward discusses the history of research on synesthesia and how the view of synesthesia has changed as different perspectives of psychology have arisen. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:04:58
The integration of prosodic and syntactic information between the hemispheres Prosody is normally processed in the right hemisphere, whereas syntax is normally processed in the left hemisphere. To integrate prosody and syntax we have to allow information to pass between the two – which means that information must travel... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:28
The mind as an adaptive toolbox Dr. Gigerenzer describes his view of the mind as a collection of cognitive abilities that reflect both the result of evolution as well as the personal experiences of an individual within their specific environment. Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:10
The musical phonological loop One common question concerns the relation between the phonological loop and music. There seems to be a lot of overlap of the verbal functions of the phonological loop and the perception of and memory for music. Skilled musicians might use... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:14
The N400 and word meaning What is the relevance of the often found N400 component of the ERP in language processing? This seems to reflect lexical-semantic processing when pseudo words are introduced into a sentence or if a word does not fit in a particular context. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:01:47
The neural anatomy of synesthesia The adjacency principle, the idea that pairings in synesthetes are a result of the neural areas in which the information is processed being adjacent to one another, is one of the leading theories about the cause of synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:41
The neural basis of short-term memory In this second video interview segment, Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon explains our current understanding of the neural basis of working memory. He lists some of the central brain regions implicated in working memory tasks and the role... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:15:17