I.     Components of higher cognition

a)  Representation of rules, goals, and context
b)  Control over behavior (response selection, delay of gratification)
c)  Control over long-term memory (selective encoding, controlled retrieval, monitoring)
d)  Control over active mental representations (manipulation, integration)

We have published a number of studies to probe each of these cognitive functions. For links to the papers, please look here. Professor Bunge has also co-edited, with colleague Professor Jon Wallis, the first book on the neuroscience of rule-guided behavior.

II.    Development and plasticity of higher cognition
a)  Neural underpinnings of the emergence of higher cognition over development
b)  Effects of reasoning training on cognition and academic performance in children
c)  Neural changes following reasoning training in adults
d)  Recovery from focal brain injury early in development