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
Location of the episodic buffer Where is the episodic buffer located within the anatomy of the brain? Baddeley's initial hunch was to located it in the hippocampus - but recent studies with an amnestic indiviual with severe hippocampal damage has shown that tasks requiring... Alan Baddeley goCognitive 00:02:09
Marlene Behrmann - Attention and Perception Disorders Attention is a central concept in cognitive psychology. In her research, Dr. Marlene Behrmann from Carnegie Mellon University addresses basic problems in attention and the role that attention plays in cognitive disorders such as hemispatial neglect... Marlene Behrmann goCognitive
Maturation of the linguistic brain Even though there are only few controlled studies of early infant’s brain function, the evidence seems to be conclusive that brain regions which are central for language processing in adults are also active in very young children. However, even in... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:43
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe - MCI and Dementia Long-term memory is one of the fundamental cognitive abilities that plays a role in everyday life. As we age, long-term memory often declines and mild cognitive impairments and memory loss become a serious problem. Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe... Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe goCognitive
Medical decision making How are heuristics helpful in real-word situations? Dr. Gigerenzer describes how simple heuristics can improve medical decision making over much more complex solutions. By ignoring much of the available information, simple heuristics often are... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:07:37
Michael Posner - Neuroscience of Attention Dr. Michael Posner from the University of Oregon has been a leader in the development and application of modern neuroscience techniques. His main research is focused on attention and in his interview he discusses the history of attentional theory... Michael Posner goCognitive
Mirror Mechanisms Application in Neurorehabilitation Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti’s study shows that mirror neurons fire when the subject observes or performs a specific action and that it also activates the motor cortex simply by observation. Therefore, he explains that this activation of the mirror neuron... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:04:38
Mirror Neurons: From Monkeys to Humans Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains how he discovered mirror neurons in humans. Once he discovered the existence of mirror neurons in monkeys, he decided to investigate if the same mechanisms existed in humans and found that they are, in fact, present.... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:07:24
Modulation of Emotional Responses Emotional responses are control by the prefrontal lobe. Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses the blocking mechanism in the prefrontal lobe, which helps people in reduce of intensity of their emotions and actions (e.g., empathetic reactions). He explains... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:01:19
Movement restoration after stroke Stroke patients often lose the ability to control parts of their body. Dr. Birbaumer discusses how science and technology have been working together to help such patients regain control of their limbs. His research with brain-computer interfaces (... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:08:02