Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
The neural basis of short-term memory In this second video interview segment, Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon explains our current understanding of the neural basis of working memory. He lists some of the central brain regions implicated in working memory tasks and the role... Edward Awh goCognitive 00:15:17
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 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 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 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
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 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