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News and notes from the Bunge Lab and beyond

New Wellness at Berkeley Video Series

Professors Silvia Bunge and Rudy Mendoza-Denton have collaborated on creating a set of wellness videos for wide distribution across the Berkeley campus! Please see the link below to view. These videos are public, so please feel free to use and distribute.

Wellness at Berkeley

Congratulations to Dr. Zdena op de Macks!

Congratulations to Zdena Op de Macks, Ph.D., who successfully submitted her dissertation entitled, “Risky Decision-Making in Adolescent Girls: The Role of Pubertal Hormones and Social Comparison”. The lab will miss you greatly!

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Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills

Congratulations Mike and Silvia on their review in Neuron!

Press Release: Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills

Neuron: Evolutionary and Developmental Changes in the Lateral Frontoparietal Network: A Little Goes a Long Way for Higher-Level Cognition

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Lab Photoshoot Collage

 

Photo Credit: Elena Zhukova

Thanks to Hulda Nelson from the Office of Communications & Public Affairs

Congratulations Orly!

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We would like to congratulate Orly Perlstein on receiving the very prestigious Warner Brown Award for her Bachelor’s honors thesis work with Zdena Op de Macks!

Game Design Contest Winners Announced!

Game Design Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations Belén!

Congratulations to Belén Guerra on passing her qualifying exam and becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

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Allowing brain scan data into legal proceedings too quickly could be dangerous

 

Silvia recently participated in a panel about the implications of neuroscience in legal proceedings:  Allowing brain scan data into legal proceedings too quickly could be dangerous

 

Research Workshop in Bielefeld, Germany

Silvia is currently attending a research workshop on task driven control of thought and action by working memory: linking mind and brain in Bielefeld, Germany.

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In Defense of Working Memory Training

“In his recent New Yorker piece, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gareth Cook concluded that working memory training will not make you smarter. According to Gareth, ‘Playing the games makes you better at the game, in other words, but not at anything anyone might care about in real life.’ But is this really the most informative conclusion we can draw from the data?”

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/04/15/in-defense-of-working-memory-training/