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
Counting Neurons The percentage of neurons showing mirror charactericistics changes tremendously from one region to another. However, knowing the exact distribution of mirror neurons might be difficult to determine. Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:01:11
Critics of a Mirror Mechanism General criticisms against the idea of mirror neurons in humans stem from the idea that humans are unique and are a “special” species. Some psychologists have a difficult time accepting that a simple mechanism such as mirror neurons adequately... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:02:13
David Strayer - Driver Distraction Dr. David Strayer is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah who has investigated the effects of distraction on performance in numerous studies. His research has clearly shown the large cost of common distractions - like cell phone use... David Strayer goCognitive
Deb Stenkamp - Neurogenesis Until recently, the regeneration of neurons in the human brain seemed unlikely. However, current research has identified a few regions within the brain where neurogenesis seems to occur. In some other species the generation of new neurons after... Deb Stenkamp goCognitive
Decision making in small and large worlds One of the main distinctions in research on decision making concerns the availability of information to a decision maker. In so-called ‘small worlds’, all alternatives, consequences, and probabilities are known. In so-called ‘large worlds’,... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:02:42
Declarative memory in humans and animals Declarative memory is usually thought of as the consciously available memory that allows a flexible use of knowledge. Both memories of ones past as well as memorized facts are part of this system in humans. Similar brain mechanisms support... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:02:28
Decoding intentions Decoding an intention from brain activity is a very difficult problem. Unlike invasive methods, which can often map brain activity quite well to particular actions (like motor movements), non-invasive methods based on EEG have to deal with numerous... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:05:12
Desirable difficulties: Slowing down learning Fast learning doesn't lead to long-term retention of information. In this interview, Dr. Bjork explains that it is beneficial to create study conditions in which learning is slowed down to allow for better memory for the information in the long... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:05:43
Different forms of dyslexia Dyslexia, the inability to read and write, can have multiple roots. Dr. Friederici mentions the different stages at which the processing deficits might occur. Even though they might all be classified as dyslexia, there are different types of... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:07
Different languages, similar brains Even though languages might differ tremendously in their vocabulary, their grammatical and morphological rules, and the correspondence between spoken and written language, the same human brain can handle all of these. The same language centers in... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:13