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
Visual Perception and Size Illusions In this video, Dr. Scott Murray from the University of Washington explains the basic processes underlying visual perception. He emphasizes the goal of visual perception - the interpretation of a proximal stimulus in terms of the what is out there in... Scott Murray goCognitive 00:19:52
What does it feel like to be a synesthete? Based on his interactions with hundreds of synesthetes, Dr. Ward describes how synesthetes view their experiences and how synesthesia affects their daily lives. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:01:48
What does the P600 reflect? The P600 used to be understood in the processing of syntactic speech error. However, listening to more complex sentences also increases the P600 component. The modern view is that the P600 reflects a more general effect of processing difficulty –... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:01:57
What is a BCI? Brain computer interfaces are tools which use brain activity in humans or animals to activate external devices without having to rely on motor responses. Dr. Birbaumer emphasizes its utility for paralyzed patients because of its ability to bypass... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:05:22
What is memory? Our understanding of memory has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Based on data from patients and animal studies, the notion that memory is a unitary concept had to be revised. Instead, multiple memory systems are working together to... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:03:15
What is Neuroplasticity? In this first part of the interview, Dr. Fine from the University of Washington explains the basic mechanisms underlying neural plasticity - how the brain can change in response to the specific processing demands of an individual (e.g., by building... Ione Fine goCognitive 00:12:26
What is rationality? There are different ways to define rationality. While most people associate rationality with probability theory and internal consistency of behavior, Dr. Gigerenzer emphasizes a different view of ecological rationality. In this view, rational... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:05:33
What is synesthesia? Dr. Jamie Ward is a researcher at the University of Sussex (UK) and an expert on synesthesia. Here he explains synesthesia as having an "extra-sensation" tagged onto a commonly experienced perception. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:00:58
When are heuristics superior Against popular belief, there are instances where simple heuristics are not only faster and easier to apply, but they can reliably outperform more complex and exhaustive algorithms. The reason for this is uncertainty of natural environments and the... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:06:46
Working memory and consciousness Is working memory related to consciousness? In Baddeley's view, the episodic buffer is a place where conscious experience occurs. New techniques in neuroimaging might provide better insights in the nature of our personal experiences. Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:52