Materials for Learning and the Brain conference attendees

Dear conference attendees,

Thanks for your interest in our work. Here are the materials you asked for:

Study examining cognitive benefits of playing games
List of games used in the study 
Effects of law school test prep on brain structure
Effects of law school test prep on brain function


Silvia Bunge

Interview with Professor Pio Tudela

Professor Pio Tudela at the University of Granada held an interview with Professor Bunge about the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience.

Upcoming Conferences

Professor Bunge is on the board for two upcoming conferences.

FLUX Congress 2016
FLUX Conference 2016

IMBES 2016 Conference

Jacobs Foundation and Alexander von Humboldt Awards!

Professor Bunge received both an Alexander von Humbold Research Award and a Jacobs Foundation Advanced Career Research Fellowship! Congratulations!

Scientific American: How Does Poverty Affect the Brain?

Professor Bunge gave an interview to the Scientific American at the Society forScientificAmericanPoverty
Neuroscience (SFN) conference in Chicago last week!
How Does Poverty Affect the Brain?

Flux Conference 2015

Silvia_FluxPresentation_2015 Professor Bunge gave a talk at last week’s Flux Congress in Lieden, The Netherlands! The Flux Congress acts as a forum for developmental cognitive neuroscientists and psychologists to share their findings, expand their knowledge base, and be informed of translational approaches. Prof. Bunge is a founding member of the Executive Committee for the Congress.

To find out more, check out their website:

The Fourth Annual Flux Congress will be held September 13-16, 2016, in St. Louis, MO.

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!


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


Lab Photoshoot Collage


Photo Credit: Elena Zhukova

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