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
Hemispheric differences in language processing Language is usually considered to be processed in the left hemisphere (at least for right-handed people). Left-handed people often show the same pattern, but sometimes language is less lateralized. However, if one looks at language processing in... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:07:01
Heuristics Heuristics are simple strategies that allow a decision maker to reach a decision quickly and with little effort. While most people view heuristics as 'second class citizens' compared to optimized algorithmic solutions. In this... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:05:26
Historic roots of BCI The roots of non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) research lie in work done in the field of neurofeedback. Most of the clinical BCI studies with human patients use biofeedback based on EEG oscillations or event-related brain potentials.... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:05:26
Homology Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses similarities between the human brain and the brain of a monkey to illustrate the compatibilities between the two. Specifically, the premotor cortex and parietal lobe. Both of these are similar in both humans and... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:01:39
How are long-term and working memory related? The relationship between long-term memory and working memory has been an issue of debate for a long time. Baddeley stresses that while there is a close relationship between the two, there are distinct differences. Long-term memory can work... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:41
How attention research can inform public policy In this second part of his interview with goCognitive, Dr. David Strayer from the University of Utah talks about the public policy impact of scientific studies on driver distraction. While many states have disallowed hand-held cell phone use while... David Strayer goCognitive 00:06:09
How consistent are synesthetic associations across synesthetes? There are common trends in associations between letters, shapes, and colors found among synesthetes. Dr. Jamie Ward speculates about how these trends may be different among non-English speakers. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:02:48
How do syntax and semantics work together? Both syntax and semantics are central concepts in linguistics. In this part of the Interview, Dr. Friederici points out some of the ways in which syntax and semantics work together to improve our ability to process language. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:07
How I became a neuroscientist Dr. Squire shares how he became interested in the field of neuroscience. He also describes his first experiment... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:02:21
How I got into decision making In this personal account of how he decided to become a cognitive psychologist and focus on human decision making, Dr. Gigerenzer reveals that he also had the opportunity to earn money as a professional musician. Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:02:49