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Brain, Mind, and Cognitive Neuroscience

An additional significant goal of the BCA Lab is to investigate, understand, and characterize how basic mental processes are implemented by neural mechanisms in the human brain. Toward achieving this goal, our research has combined behavioral experimentation with various complementary methodologies from Cognitive Neuroscience, including functional brain imaging, focal lesion analysis in brain-damaged patients, and neural network modeling. The focus of these efforts, consistent with the Lab's other related goals, has been on mechanisms that mediate executive cognitive control, working memory, multitasking, and task switching.


For More Information:

  • Mueller, S. T., & Meyer, D. E. (2001). A neural network model of short-term verbal working memory based on transitory activation patterns. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, March, 2001. Abstract published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 13.

  • Meyer, D. E., Mueller, S. T., Seymour, T. L., & Kieras, D. E. (2000). Brain loci of temporal coding and serial-order control in verbal working memory. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, April, 2000. Abstract published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 12.

  • Meyer, D. E., Kieras, D. E., Mueller, S., & Seymour, T. L. (1999). Benefits of computational modeling for cognitive neuroscience studies of verbal working memory. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Washington, DC, April, 1999. Abstract published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 11.

  • Meyer, D. E., Evans, J. E., Lauber, E. J., Gmeindl, L., Rubinstein, J., Junck, L., & Koeppe, R. A. (1998). The role of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for executive cognitive processes in task switching. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, April, 1998. Abstract published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 10.

  • Meyer, D. E., Evans, J. E., Lauber, E. J., Rubinstein, J., Gmeindl, L., Junck, L., & Koeppe, R. A. (1997). Activation of brain mechanisms for executive mental processes in cognitive task switching. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA, March, 1997. Abstract published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 9.

  • Rubinstein, J., Evans, J., & Meyer, D. E. (1994). Task switching in patients with prefrontal cortex damage. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, March, 1994. Abstract published in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 6.


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