Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
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 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 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 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
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
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
Working memory and evolution An evolutionary perspective is a helpful tool to ask questions about the function of a particular cognitive function. Baddeley emphasizes that these kinds of questions led to important discoveries, for example the role of the phonological loop in... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:03:35