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
Three types of prosodic information Prosody describes the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech. This often coincides with important syntactic boundaries. However, it also carries additional information about emotions of a speaker or the use of satire. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:04:10
Training brain responses In this video Dr. Niels Birbaumer explains the role of instruction in neurofeedback studies. He strongly suggests that one should not give explicit verbal instructions during training because it is often better for participants to discover their... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:04:04
Two Ways of Understanding Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains that the mirror neuron system is not always enough for understanding to take place. This is because the mirror system does not work with inferences about a situation beyond what the individual has experienced. Instead... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:04:20
Types of synesthesia Dr. Jamie Ward talks about different types of synesthesia and how they relate to the concept of sequences in the brain. Types of synesthesia include number and letter color, word-taste, vision-music, spatial sequences, and mirror-touch synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:06:25
Understanding Actions of Others Mirror neurons fire when an animal or human acts or observes someone performing the same task. Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses the function of mirror neurons in the parietal-frontal mirror circuit. Imitation seems to be the more reasonable function... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:03:39
Using our memory shapes our memory Unlike a typical data-storage device human memory is shaped by its use. Information stored in memory is made more or less accessible by how the information is used. Non-use makes it more difficult to retrieve, while recall of information... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:04:41
Virtual haptic interfaces The visual domain has dominated the area of virtual reality systems, but a true virtual environment should interface with all the senses. This video looks at what technology is available already that provides virtual input for haptic perception,... Roberta Klatzky goCognitive 00:08:10
Visual Attention Ron Rensink explains basic principles of visual attention and visual representations. Ron Rensink goCognitive 00:18:19
Visual Attention In this interview, Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington talks about the neural basis of visual attention. In the first segment, he outlines the changes in our understanding how attention modulates neural processing and some of his own... Geoff Boynton goCognitive 00:21:48
Visual imagery Visual imagery is one of the functions usually ascribed to the visuo-spatial sketchpad. Baddeley describes how mental imagery - a hot topic in the 1970s and 80s and a very common human experience - is related to the VSSP of the working memory model... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:50