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
Event related brain potentials Event related potentials (ERPs) are based on the measurement of brain responses created by specific activation within the brain as a response to an external or internal event. Dr. Niels Birbaumer explains that today's brain-computer interfaces... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:02:41
fMRI In this segment of the interview with Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington, Dr. Boynton describes the fMRI method and what we know about the underlying neural processes that give rise to the BOLD signal. Geoff Boynton goCognitive 00:20:22
FMRI studies with children When conducting fMRI studies it is not easy to test children. For a typical fMRI study, a participant will have to lie still for a significant amount of time in a noisy and unattractive environment. Dr. Friederici’s lab has developed a strategy by... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:24
Future applications of BCI Brain-Computer interfaces (BCIs) are designed to enable a direct connection between the brain and a computer. Dr. Birbaumer discusses the future applications of this technology in different fields and its usefulness in the treatment of neurological... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:02:53
Gender differences in language processing Gender differences in language processing are often exaggerated in popular magazines. Dr. Friederici’s lab has not found many gender specific effects in language processing. The only stable difference they found is related to the timing of... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:42
Genetics of synesthesia This video looks into whether or not there is a genetic basis for synesthesia. Dr. Ward bases this discussion on evidence of synesthesia running in families, chromosomal evidence, and developmental evidence. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:08
Geoff Boynton - fMRI studies of Attention In his research Dr. Geoff Boynton from the University of Washington is trying to identify the neural basis for attentional processes. To the surprise of many neuroscientists, attention can modulate neural processing at very early stages of... Geoff Boynton goCognitive
Gerd Gigerenzer - Decision Making Dr. Gigerenzer is one of the leading researchers in the field of human decision making. His research tries to find the mechanisms by which humans make decisions in real-world situations. Unlike many other models, Dr. Gigerenzer's approach... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive
Giacomo Rizzolatti - Mirror Neurons In this interview, Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti of the University of Parma, Italy, describes his discovery of a unique type of neurons in the human motor cortex. These neurons respond both when a person initiates a particular action, as well as when the... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive
Haptic perception- part II In the second part of her interview with GoCognitive Dr. Roberta Klatzky introduces the idea of exploratory procedures. This set of motions and actions are highly reliably conserved between people and many animals. They allow us, with a few specific... Roberta Klatzky goCognitive 00:08:48