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
Imaging synesthesia Modern imaging techniques, like fMRI, can be used to view activity in the brains of synesthetes and shed light on how they process sensory information differently. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:02:04
Implications of cognitive neuroscience for education Dr. Michael Posner describes how general principles of brain development and brain function have been applied to educational practice. Dr. Posner specifically highlights the improved understanding of the cognitive processes in reading and executive... Michael Posner goCognitive 00:19:58
Individual differences and intelligence Individual differences are very obvious when dealing with working memory. Some people can remember and manipulate much more information than others - and performances in one area of working memory might not be highly correlated with others. In... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:23
Inhibition of Action by the Frontal Cortex Mirror neurons fire upon observation of an action and “mirror” the behavior of others (as though the observer were itself acting). Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses why we do not immediately imitate actions upon observing them. The main reason is... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:02:06
Initial Reaction The original paper about mirror neurons was initially rejected by a top scientific journal for lack of broad interest. When it published in another journal, the reception was extremely positive and widespread. Dr. Rizzolatti discusses some of the... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:03:19
Input less, Output more Dr. Bjork emphasizes that actively engaging with material by producing outlines, creating study questions, quizzing oneself or others, is much more effective in generating long-term retention of material than exposing oneself over and over to the... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:03:21
Interdisciplinarity Interdisciplinary research has been a hot topic in modern science for many years, but only a small number of research groups have fully embraced the concept. In this interview, Dr. Gigerenzer describes the organization of his research group at the... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:37
Interindividual differences in multitasking ability Dr. David Strayer from the University of Utah identified a small subgroup of people who seem to be able to multitask extremely well. These "supertaskers" show little or no impairment when dividing attention between driving and talking on... David Strayer goCognitive 00:06:23
Intervention Strategies for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia In this video with goCognitive, Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe of Washington State University explains the role of external aides and assistive technologies in the treatment of patients with mild cognitive impairments or dementia. The assistive... Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe goCognitive 00:14:33
Introduction of the episodic buffer In 2000 Baddeley introduced the episodic buffer as a fourth component of the working memory model. Here he explains the reason for this most recent concept. Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:29