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
Introduction of the phonological loop The phonological loop is one of the central concepts of the working memory model. It represents a brief store of mainly verbal information together with a rehearsal mechanism. In many experiments Baddeley and colleagues have investigated the... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:04:57
Introduction to the Sense of Smell This first segment (of three) of our interview with Dr. Kevin Kelliher from the University of Idaho gives an overview of the olfactory system from a biological perspective. Dr. Kelliher's research focuses on olfaction and its role in social... Kevin Kelliher goCognitive 00:17:45
Investigating semantics Compared to investigating syntax, the study of linguistic semantics is quite difficult. One of the main issues is the distinction between semantics as a linguists understands it – and the view of semantics as common knowledge. For example, the... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:06:00
Ione Fine - Neural Plasticity The brain has an amazing ability to reconfigure itself. During the initial stages of brain development cortical connections are formed and pruned based partially on the experiences of an individual and partially based on the genetic information... Ione Fine goCognitive
Is there an evolutionary advantage of having synesthesia? How did synesthesia first evolve and why is it still present in the human population? Dr. Jamie Ward explains theories on the possible evolutionary advantages of having synesthesia. Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:48
Jamie Ward - Synesthesia Synesthesia has fascinated researchers for a long time. Dr. Jamie Ward from the University of Sussex, UK, has investigated a large number of synesthetes - people, who perceive the world in a different way than the average person. Synesthesia is... Jamie Ward goCognitive
Language acquisition - why less is more According to Dr. Friederici, focusing on syntax and the grammatical rules of a language is more efficient than learning vocabulary. In this case, a simple set of a few nouns, verbs, and adjectives can help the learner to understand the syntactical... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:49
Larry Squire - Neuroscience of declarative long-term memory Dr. Larry Squire is a leading neuroscientist studying the principles of mammalian long-term memory. He is is professor of psychiatry, neurosciences, and psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and research career scientist at the... Larry R. Squire goCognitive
Linguistics is more than grammar Dr. Friederici talks about the different components of linguistics – consisting not only of grammar or syntax, but also includes all other aspects of language. Semantics and the combinatorics of words in a sentence, phonology, and prosody all make... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:21
Localization of the VSSP The visuo-spatial sketchpad (VSSP) deals with both visual and spatial information. Depending on the particular demands of a task different brain areas in the occipital and parietal regions will be active. The VSSP is thus thought to be based on an... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:01:02