My lab investigates the neural systems supporting memory and cognitive control/executive function. In particular, we apply cognitive neuroscience methods to study how humans are able to learn, remember, and behave in ways that are consistent with their plans, goals, and current context. Much of the work in the lab focuses on the function and organization of the prefrontal cortex, as this region of the brain plays a particularly important role in the cognitive control of memory and action. Methods used in the lab include behavioral testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), computational modeling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and the testing of patient populations.

Badre, D., and Wagner, A. D. Left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex contributions to the control of memory. Neuropsychologia. In Press. .

Badre, D and Wagner, A. D. (2006). Cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognitive flexibility. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 103, 7186-7191.

Badre, D., Poldrack, R. A., Paré-Blagoev, E. J., Insler, R., and Wagner, A. D. (2005). Dissociable controlled retrieval and generalized selection mechanisms in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Neuron, 47, 907-918.

Badre, D. and Wagner, A. D. (2005). Frontal lobe mechanisms that resolve proactive interference. Cerebral Cortex, 15(12), 2003-2012.

Badre, D. and Wagner, A. D. (2004). Selection, integration, and conflict monitoring: Assessing the natural and generality of prefrontal cognitive control mechanisms, Neuron, 41, 473-487.