Interview Compilations

Learn about the working memory model and its history
Long-term memory research in humans and other mammals.
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
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 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
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
Working memory and language processing An understanding of a spoken sentence requires that the listener keeps many grammatical structures and words of the spoken sentence in memory. This clearly puts a load on working memory – the ability to retain information over time. In this part... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:09:43