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Welcome to the Badre Lab!

The Badre Lab studies the neural systems supporting the cognitive control of memory and action. The lab employs cognitive neuroscience methods including behavioral testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), computational modeling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and testing of patient populations.

Click here to check out video thesis presentations from two of our amazing RAs, Emily and Yael!

Coming Soon: “On Task” – a book by Dr. Badre! 

"On Task" Book Cover

“A look at the extraordinary ways the brain turns thoughts into actions—and how this shapes our everyday lives.” 

Princeton University Press


On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done is an introduction to the neuroscience of cognitive control from Dr. David Badre, written for scientists and non-scientists alike.

The book is scheduled to be published in November 2020, but you can preorder your copy today from Princeton University Press or Amazon!


“Nobody has thought harder about how the brain gets things done than David Badre. In On Task, he moves from early studies of brain damage to modern neuroscience, from childhood to old age, and from human evolution and genetics to the demands of today’s electronic world. This authoritative, sweeping, and marvelously accessible book is a great introduction to the questions, insights, and puzzles of modern scientific thinking.”  —John Duncan, author of How Intelligence Happens

“In this engaging and authoritative book, David Badre introduces a critical but unfamiliar aspect of cognitive psychology, affording readers a new perspective on human decision making and behavior.”  —Matthew Botvinick, of Google DeepMind and University College London

Recent and Upcoming Talks:

  • Jan 16 – Boston Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology Lecture Series. VA Boston; Boston, MA
  • Feb 4 – Intramural Research Program Seminar, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH); Baltimore, MD
  • March 3 – Brain Imaging Research Center Speaker Series, University of Connecticut; Storrs, CT