UC Berkeley, USA.
Dr. Silvia Bunge is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Bunge directs the Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory, which draws from the fields of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, and education research. Researchers in the laboratory examine the neural basis of improvements in high-level cognitive functions (reasoning, memory, and self-regulation) over childhood and adolescence. This research on typical brain development serves as a foundation for the lab’s research on children with brain injury or neurodevelopmental disorders. Professor Bunge’s team conducts intervention research in children and adults in an effort to develop effective ways to promote cognitive skill development and subsequent academic achievement. Finally, through the Frontiers of Innovation, Professor Bunge partners with practitioners to conduct intervention research with young children at high risk for school failure.