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
Multisensory integration in synesthesia Every person's brain has to integrate information from several different senses? This multisensory perception is different from synesthesia - existing sensory information is processed together, unlike synesthetic experiences, where unrelated... Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:48
My interest in long-term memory research Dr. Bjork explains how he got interested in long-term memory research. One of the issues that captured Dr. Bjork's interest were the poor intuitions that people have about their own memory. This poses a real problem for education and... Robert A. Bjork goCognitive 00:03:14
Neurofeedback in psychiatric disorders Dr. Birbaumer has investigated the use of neuro-feedback techniques in the treatment of different psychiatric disorders. In psychopaths and in chronic schizophrenic patients he has seen encouraging improvements by training patients to increase or... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:03:52
Neurogenesis In her interview with goCognitive, Dr. Deb Stenkamp from the University of Idaho talks about her research on neurogenesis - the production of new neurons in the central nervous system. Her research is using the retina of the zebrafish as a model for... Deb Stenkamp goCognitive 00:11:42
Neurogenesis II In this second part of the interview, Dr. Stenkamp talks about the potential benefits of a better understanding of neurogenesis in animal models for new treatments of human diseases. Unlike the zebrafish model, the human nervous system does not... Deb Stenkamp goCognitive 00:13:06
Neuroplasticity and Neuroprosthetics In this last part of the interview, Dr. Ione Fine from the University of Washington talks about neural prosthetics - cochlear implants, retinal implants, and the outlook on cortical implants. Ione Fine goCognitive 00:05:42
Niels Birbaumer - Brain Computer Interfaces Completely locked-in patients have lost the ability to interact with their environment through behavioral means. They are unable to control muscle movements to produce speech, gestures, or even eye-movements to indicate yes-no answers to questions... Niels Birbaumer
Non-declarative learning in patients and monkeys Memory researchers were stumped for many years by the apparent lack of learning deficits in animal models of human patients with medial-temporal lobe lesions. Only after recognizing the difference between declarative and non-declarative memory and... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:07:25
Observation and Skill Learning Mirror neurons help in skill acquisition by mere observation. That is, they allow us to learn skills simply by watching. It has also been shown that rehearsing or repeating an action is beneficial to skill learning. Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:02:00
Olfaction-animal studies In this final segment of our interview with Dr. Kelliher from the University of Idaho, he describes some of the research techniques used in his lab. He investigates the use of olfaction in the social behavior of mice by using behavioral,... Kevin Kelliher goCognitive 00:15:39