News Archive


May, 2015

Carolyn Ranti publishes her honors thesis project, "Parallel temporal dynamics in hierarchical cognitive control", in Cognition! Read here.

March, 2015

Michael Frank and David discuss how "Cognitive theory guides neuroscience". Read here.

February, 2015

Congratulations to Justin Cox, who has accepted a position as a Data Scientist with the Predictive Analytics division of Kemper Corporation.

September, 2014

Chris Chatham has accepted a position as Neurocognition and Functional Neuroimaging Lead with the Precision Medicine arm of Pfizer R&D. Congrats, Chris!

September, 2014

New PLoS Neuro Community Website features Badre et al. (2014) study on the learning of memory retrieval strategies. Read the blog post here.

July, 2014

Dima Amso and David report in the journal Cognition that developmental change in executive function is driven by improvements in rule abstraction and working memory updating. Moreover, family socioeconomic status predicts better performance with development. link

July, 2014

Welcome to new lab members, Justin Cox and Brittany Ciullo.

December, 2013

Congrats to David for winning the 2014 CNS Young Investigator Award! link

November, 2013

Congratulations to Chris Chatham, whose paper was just accepted into Neuron.

October, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer for successfully defending her thesis and being awarded a PhD!

September, 2013

Jennifer and David's paper is accepted to Cerebral Cortex. papers here.

September, 2013

Welcome to new lab members, Ceyda Sayali and Apoorva Bhandari.

August, 2013

Congrats to Erika Nyhus who started her tenure track position at Bowdoin College. visit here.

May, 2013

Congratulations to Perri Katzman for winning an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA).

May, 2013

Jason received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the Graduate School to recognize outstanding pedagogical achievement by a Brown University graduate student.

May, 2013

Kerstin Unger has joined the Badre Lab team, from Saarland University in Germany. She will work with both our lab and Dima Amso's lab, using a computational approach to investigate questions of cognitive control and human development.

May 3, 2013

Erika will be joining the neuroscience and psychology departments as an assistant professor at Bowdoin College.

October 1, 2012

David is awarded a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition. For more information see the JSMF site.

September 13, 2012

The Badre and Amso labs receive a collaborative award from NIMH (1R01MH099078, Co-PIs Badre & Amso) to study development of cognitive control and frontal lobe function, with a focus on the effects of early life experience.

August 9, 2012

Jason and David's paper is published as a Featured Review in Neuron. In it, they use neuroimaging and neurophysiological evidence to argue that the striatum, along with the prefrontal cortex, supports the cognitive control of declarative memory retrieval.

August 1, 2012

Theresa Desrochers and David's paper is published as a Spotlight in Trends in Cognitive Science. It discusses the analogous hierarchical organization of the frontal cortex and the striatum.

May 16, 2012

Theresa Desrochers' NRSA was funded by the NIH. Congratulations, Theresa!

February 9, 2012

David and Michael's collaborative paper on rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and individual differences in exploratory behavior is published in Neuron. Neuron highlighted the paper with a video abstract.

November 18, 2011

Ilke and David's paper using multi-voxel pattern analysis to investigate the sources of proactive interference in forgetting is published by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

September 30, 2011

The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience accepts Erika Nyus' paper, Midazolam induced amnesia reduces memory for details and affects the ERP correlates of recollection and familiarity.

September 20, 2011

Pictures from the Badre lab block island retreat are up!

August 4, 2011

Carolyn Ranti, Jamie Brew, and Ari Meilich will present their UTRA posters at the 2011 Summer Research Symposium Congrats to all of them for a job well done! Pictures are up!

April 28, 2011

Cerebral Cortex accepts companion modeling and fMRI papers from Michael Frank and David on mechanisms of hierarchical reinforcement learning in corticostriatial circuits.

March 20, 2011

David Badre is awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship award as announced in the New York Times.

March 18, 2011

Congrats to Carolyn Ranti and Jamie Brew who both won Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards(UTRA).

October 1, 2010

Erika Nyhus from University of Colorado at Boulder joins us as a post-doc in the lab. Welcome!

September 28, 2010

Congrats to Jennifer Barredo for receiving an NIH NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship to support her project intitled, "PFC-MTL Interactions During Controlled Episodic Retrieval."

September 1, 2010

Jason Scimeca from University of Chicago/Northwestern joins us as a new graduate student. Welcome!

July 12, 2010

Nicole, Ilke and David's paper, "Separable prefrontal cortex contributions to free recall" is accepted by Journal of Neuroscience.

May 24, 2010

Congrats to Matt Scult on accepting a position as clinical research coordinator at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General!

May 12, 2010

Congrats to Zeynep Gungor on accepting an offer to attend Rutgers University for graduate school!

April 28, 2010

David's paper, "Frontal cortex and the discovery of abstract action rules" is accepted by Neuron.

April 6, 2010

Congrats to David Pagliaccio on accepting an offer to attend Washington University in St. Louis for graduate school!

March 22, 2010

Congrats to Nicole Long on accepting an offer to attend the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school!

March 16, 2010

Congrats to Monica Rosenberg on accepting a research assistant position at the VA Boston Healthcare System studying cognitive control in normal and patient populations!

Februrary 15, 2010

The Badre lab receives an award from NINDS (NS065046) to study cognitive control and functional organization of the frontal cortex.

September 1, 2009

Ilke, Nicole, and David's paper, "Optimizing design efficiency of free recall events for fMRI" is accepted by Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

August 3, 2009

David's paper, "Is the rostro-caudal axis of the frontal lobe hierarchical?" is accepted by Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

April 20, 2009

Congratulations to Matt Scult for winning an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA).

March 9, 2009

Congratulations to David Pagliaccio for winning an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA).

February 10, 2009

View photos of lab facilities in our Lab Album here.

January 28, 2009

David's paper, "Hierarchical cognitive control deficits following damage to the human frontal lobe" was accepted by Nature Neuroscience and received press from Science News and The Dana Foundation.

January 25, 2009

Sophie's paper, "Perceptual Other-Race Training Reduces Implicit Racial Bias" has been published in PLoS ONE. An article on Wired also covers the paper.

January 23, 2009

Photos from the Badre Lab Holiday dinner are up.

April 1, 2008

Congratulations to Priscilla Mok for receiving a Summer Research Undergraduate and Teaching Award (UTRA).

October 1, 2008

The Badre Lab website now has a new look! It's still under construction though, so stay tuned for more updates.

September 15, 2008

Ilke Öztekin from NYU joins us as a post-doc in the lab. Welcome!