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 origins of the central executive The central executive is a crucial part of the working memory model. Borrowing heavily from Donald Norman and Tim Shallice's supervisory attentional system (SAS, 1980) and evidence from patients with frontal lobe damage Baddeley adopted the... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:07:07
The origins of the selective interference method What were the origins of the selective interference paradigm? Using secondary tasks to block or impair processing in particular functional centers of the brain was a new idea championed by Baddeley and colleagues as a promising approach to study... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:00:56
The path to neuroscience: a student guide Dr. Squire shares his view on how to best pursue a career in neuroscience. Experience working in a lab is essential to position oneself for a graduate career - only by doing research can one fully comprehend the scientific process and whether one... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:02:03
The Processing of Intentions in Autistic Children Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains that a motor act (e.g., picking up chocolate with the intention of eating it) elicits two types of information: (1) the goal and (2) the intention underlying it. Children with autism are able to realize these two... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:04:54
The promise of neuroimaging Neuro-imaging has served as an important tool in constraining the general nature of cognitive theories - but Baddeley warns not to overinterpret neuro-imaging data. A lack of replication and the complex nature of the associated statistical... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:49
The role of intuitions Intuitions play an important role in many real-world decision making situations, yet they are often discarded as flawed when compared to algorithmic solutions. Societal pressures on decision makers to produce rational and factual evidence for the... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:09:10
The role of patients in long-term memory research Some of the most important distinctions among memory systems in humans have been derived from the careful analysis of behavior of amnestic patients. The data clearly shows that working memory and long-term memory are two distinct mechanisms that... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:06:49
The social function of smell In this segment, Dr. Kelliher discusses the concept of pheromones and how it is commonly misunderstood. He also talks about the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and how our attraction to others can be driven by olfactory cues. He explains in... Kevin Kelliher goCognitive 00:14:46
The specificity of feedback Feedback is essential for acquisition of learning. Professor Niels Birbaumer explains critical variables of feedback and emphasizes that brain activity can be voluntarily controlled if feedback to the brain is fast, reliable, and specific. In order... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:04:19
The theory of disuse and the role of forgetting in human memory Dr. Bjork explains how our intuitions about memory are often faulty and how the act of forgetting information can lead to a better retention of information in the long term. This has important implications in the field of education, where quick... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:07:08