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Badre, D. (2020). On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. preorder at Princeton University Press, Amazon



Badre, D., Bhandari, A., Keglovits, H., and Kikumoto, A. (2020). The dimensionality of neural representations for control. Under Review. full preprint text

Bhandari, A. and Badre, D. (2020). Fronto-parietal, cingulo-opercular and striatal contributions to learning and implementing control policies. bioRxiv. Under Review. full preprint text 

Sayali, C. and Badre, D. (2020). Neural systems underlying the learning of cognitive effort costs. bioRxiv. Under Review. full preprint text

Vaidya, A. and Badre, D. (2020). Neural systems for memory-based value judgment and decision-making. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. In Press. full text 

Freier, L., Gupta, P., Badre, D., and Amso, D. (2020). The value of proactive goal-setting and choice in 3- to 7-year-olds’ use of working memory gating strategies in a naturalistic task. Developmental Science. In Press.

Yang, F., Qian, J., Novotny, J., Badre, D., Jackson, C. and Laidlaw, D. (2020). A Virtual Reality “Memory Palace” Improves Knowledge Retrieval from Scholarly Articles. Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics. In Press.

Badre. D. (2020). Brain networks for cognitive control: Four unresolved questions. In P. W. Kalivas and M. P. Paulus (Eds.), Intrusive Thinking across Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Molecules to Free Will. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 30, J. R. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. In Press.

Roberts, A. C., Goldstein, R. Z., Badre, D., Balleine, B. W., Critchley, H. D., Fotopoulou, K., Frangou, S., Friston, K. J., Maia, T. V., and Stein, E. A. (2020). Systems approach to intrusive experiences. In P. W. Kalivas and M. P. Paulus (Eds.), Intrusive Thinking across Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Molecules to Free Will. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 30, J. R. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. In Press.

Chatham, C. H., and Badre, D. (2020) How to test cognitive theory with fMRI. In D. Spieler and E. Schumacher (Eds), New Methods in Cognitive Psychology. New York, NY: Routledge.

Badre, D., Desrochers, T. M. (2019). Hierarchical cognitive control and the frontal lobes. Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 163:165–177. abstract

Zhou, M., Badre, D., Kang, H. (2019). Double-wavelet transform for multisubject task-induced functional magnetic resonance imaging data. Biometrics, 1029–40. abstract, pdf

Desrochers, T. M., Collins, A. G., & Badre, D. (2019). Sequential control underlies robust ramping dynamics in the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 1060–18. abstract, pdf

Amso, D., Salhi, C., & Badre, D. (2019). The relationship between cognitive enrichment and cognitive control: A systematic investigation of environmental influences on development through socioeconomic status. Developmental Psychobiology, (September), 1–20. abstract, pdf

Sayali, C., & Badre, D. (2019). Neural systems of cognitive demand avoidance. Neuropsychologia. abstractpdf

Bhandari, A., Gagne, C., & Badre, D. (2018). Just above chance: is it harder to decode information from prefrontal cortex hemodynamic activity patterns? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(10), 1473–1498. abstract, pdf

Choi, E. Y., Drayna, G. K., & Badre, D. (2018). Evidence for a Functional Hierarchy of Association Networks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(5), 722–736. abstractpdf

Bhandari, A., & Badre, D. (2018). Learning and transfer of working memory gating policies. Cognition, 172(May 2017), 89–100.

Badre, D., & Nee, D. E. (2018). Frontal Cortex and the Hierarchical Control of Behavior. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(2), 170–188. abstractpdf

Bhandari, A., and Badre, D. (2018). Learning and transfer of working memory gating policies. Cognition. abstractpdf

Collins, A.G.E., Cuillo, B., Frank, M.J., and Badre, D. (2017). Working memory load strengthens reward prediction errors. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(16), 4332-4342. abstractpdf

Scimeca, J. M., Katzman, P. L., and Badre, D. (2016). Striatal prediction errors support dynamic control of declarative memory decisions. Nature Communications. abstractpdf

Bhandari, A., and Badre, D. (2016). A nimble working memory. Neuron, 91(3), 503-5. abstractpdf

Barredo, J., Verstynen, T. D., and Badre, D. (2016). Organization of cortico-cortical pathways supporting memory retrieval across subregions of the left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. In Press. abstractpdf

Unger, K., Ackerman, L., Chatham, C. H., Amso*, D., and Badre*, D. (2016). Working memory gating mechanisms explain developmental change in rule-guided behavior. Cognition, 155, 8-22. abstractpdf

Desrochers, T. M., Burk, D. C., Badre, D., and Sheinberg, D. L. (2016). The monitoring and control of task sequences in human and non-human primates. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Jan 21, 9:185. abstractpdf

Yeh, F-C, Badre, D., and Verstynen, T. (2016). Connectometry: A statistical approach harnessing the analytical potential of the local connectome. NeuroImage, 125, 162-171. abstractpdf

Badre, D., Frank, M. J., and Moore, C. I. (2015). Interactionist Neuroscience. Neuron, 88, 855-860. abstractpdf

Desrochers, T.M., Chatham, C.H., and Badre, D. (2015). The necessity of rostrolateral prefrontal cortex for higher-level sequential behavior. Neuron, 87(6), 1357-1368. abstractpdfsupplement

Aron, A. R., Cai, W., Badre, D., & Robbins, T. W. (2015). Evidence Supports Specific Braking Function for Inferior PFC. Trends in cognitive sciences. abstractpdf

Chatham, C. H., and Badre, D. How to test cognitive theory with fMRI. In D. Spieler and E. Schumacher (Eds), New Methods in Cognitive Psychology. New York, NY: Routledge. In Press. pdf

Kang, H., Blume, J., Ombao, H., and Badre, D. (2015). Simultaneous control of error rates in fMRI data analysis. NeuroImage, 123, 102-113. abstractpdf

Voytek, B. Kayser, A. S., Badre, D., Fegen, D, Chang, E. F., Crone, N. E., Parvizi, J., Knight, R. T., and D’Esposito, M. (2015). Oscillatory dynamics coordinating human frontal networks in support of goal maintenance. Nature Neuroscience. In Press. abstractpdfsupplement

Ranti, C., Chatham, C. H., and Badre, D. (2015). Parallel temporal dynamics in hierarchical cognitive control. Cognition, 142, 205-229. abstractpdf

Frank, M. J., & Badre, D. (2015). How cognitive theory guides neuroscience. Cognition, 135, 14-20. abstractpdf

Frank, M. J., Gagne, C., Nyhus, E., Masters, S. Wiecki, T.V., Cavanagh, J. F., and Badre, D. (2015). FMRI and EEG predictors of dynamic decision parameters during human reinforcement learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(2), 485-94. abstractpdf

Unger, K. and Badre, D. Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning. In A. Toga and R. Poldrack (Eds), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. In Press.

Chatham, C. H., and Badre, D. (2015). Multiple gates on working memory. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 1, 23-31. abstract, pdf

Amso, D., Haas, S., McShane, L., & Badre, D. (2014). Working memory updating and the development of rule-guided behavior. Cognition, 133(1), 201-210. abstractpdf

Chatham, C. H., Frank, M. J., & Badre, D. (2014). Corticostriatal Output Gating during Selection from Working Memory. Neuron, 81(4), 930-942. abstractpdf

Badre, D., Lebrecht, S., Pagliaccio, D., Long, N. M., and Scimeca, J. M. (2014). Ventral striatum and the evaluation of memory retrieval strategies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1928-1948. abstractpdf 

Barredo, J., Öztekin, I., and Badre, D. (2013). Ventral fronto-temporal pathway supporting cognitive control of episodic memory retrieval. Cerebral Cortex, 25(4), 1004-19. abstractpdfsupplement

Chatham, C. H. and Badre, D. (2013). Working memory management and predicted utility. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(83), 1-12. abstractpdf

Nyhus, E. and Badre, D. Memory retrieval and the functional organization of frontal cortex. In (D. R. Addis, M. D. Barense, and A. Duarte), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. In Press.

Badre, D. (2013). Hierarchical Cognitive Control and the Functional Organization of the Frontal Cortex. The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 2: The Cutting Edges, 2, 300. pdfbook

Schwarze, U., Bingel, U., Badre, D., and Sommer, T. (2013). Ventral striatal activity correlates with memory confidence for old- and new-responses in a difficult recognition task. PLoS ONE, 8(3), 1-7. abstractpdf

Satpute, A. B., Badre, D., and Ochsner, K. N. (2013). Distinct regions of prefrontal cortex are associated with the controlled retrieval and selection of social information. Cerebral Cortex, bhs408. abstractpdf

Badre, D. Opening the gate to working memory. (2012). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109(49), 19878-79. abstractpdf

Scimeca, J. M. and Badre, D. (2012). Striatal contributions to declarative memory retrieval. Neuron, 73, 380-392. abstractpdf

Öztekin, I., Gungor, Z., and Badre, D. (2012). Impact of aging on the dynamics of memory retrieval: A time-course analysis. Journal of Memory & Language, 67, 285-294. abstractpdf

Badre, D., Doll, B. B., Long, N. M., and Frank, M. J. (2012). Rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and individual differences in uncertainty-driven exploration. Neuron, 73, 595-607. abstractpdfsupplement (Word download)

Verstynen, T., Badre, D., Jarbo, K., and Schneider, W. (2012). Microstructural organizational patterns in the human corticostriatal system. Journal of Neurophysiology107, 2984-2995. abstractpdf

Chatham, C. H. and Badre, D. (2012). Parts to principles: Anatomical origins of prefrontal organization. Cortex, 48, 1373-1375. pdf

Desrochers, T.M., and Badre, D. (2012). Finding parallels in fronto-striatal organization. Trends in Cognitive Science16(8), 407-408. abstractpdf

Kang, H., Ombao, H., Linkletter, C., Long, N. M., and Badre, D. (2012). Spatio-spectral mixed effects model for functional magnetic resonance imaging data. Journal of the American Statistical Association107(498), 568-577. abstractpdf

Badre, D. and Frank, M. J. (2012). Mechanisms of hierarchical reinforcement learning in corticostriatal circuits 2: Evidence from fMRI. Cerebral Cortex, 22(3), 527-536. abstractpdf

Frank, M. J., and Badre, D. (2012).  Mechanisms of hierarchical reinforcement learning in corticostriatal circuits 1: Computational analysis. Cerebral Cortex, 22(3), 527-536. abstractpdf

Öztekin, I., and Badre, D. (2011). Distributed patterns of brain activity that lead to forgetting. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 1-8. abstractpdf

Badre, D. (2011). Defining an ontology of cognitive control requires attention to component interactions. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3(2), 217-221. abstractpdf

D’Esposito, M. and Badre, D. (2011). Combining the insights derived from lesion and fMRI studies to understand the function of prefrontal cortex. In (B. Levine and F.I.M. Craik, Eds.), Mind and the Frontal Lobes: Cognition, Behavior, and Brain Imaging. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 93-108. abstractbook

Satpute, A. B., Badre, D., and Ochsner, K. N. (2011). The neuroscience of goal-directed behavior. In H. Aarts and A.  Elliot (Eds.), Goal-Directed Behavior (Frontiers of Social Psychology). London, UK: Psychology Press. book

Long, N.M., Öztekin, I., and Badre, D. (2010). Separable prefrontal cortex contributions to free recall. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(33), 10967-10976. abstractpdf

Badre, D., Kayser, A. S., D’Esposito, M. (2010). Frontal cortex and the discovery of abstract action rules. Neuron, 66, 315-316. abstractpdf 

Badre, D. (2010). Is prefrontal cortex necessary for the storage and acquisition of relational concepts? Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(2), 140-141. abstractpdf

Race, E. A., Badre, D., and Wagner, A. D. (2010). Multiple forms of learning yield temporally distinct electrophysiological repetition effects. Cerebral Cortex, 20(7), 1726-38. abstractpdf 

Öztekin, I., Long, N.M., & Badre, D. (2010). Optimizing design efficiency of free recall events for fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(10), 2238-2250. abstractpdf 

Badre, D., & D’Esposito, M. (2009). Is the rostro-caudal axis of the frontal lobe hierarchical? Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10, 659-669. abstractpdf 

Badre, D., Hoffman, J., Cooney, J.W., and D’Esposito, M. (2009). Hierarchical cognitive control deficits following damage to the human frontal lobe. Nature Neuroscience, 12(4), 515-522. abstractpdfsupplement

Race, E.A., Kuhl, B.A., Badre, D., and Wagner, A.D. (2009). Cognitive control and memory: Contributions from prefrontal cortex. In M. S. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences (4th Edition). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. book 

Lebrecht, S. and Badre, D. (2008). Emotional regulation, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the nucleus accumbens. Neuron, 59, 841-843. abstractpdf 

Badre, D. (2008) Cognitive control, hierarchy, and the rostro-caudal axis of the frontal lobes. Trends in Cognitive Science, 12(5), 193-200. abstractpdf

Badre, D. and D’Esposito, M. (2007). FMRI evidence for a hierarchical organization of the prefrontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(12), 1-18. abstractpdf

Badre D., and Wagner, A. D. (2007). Left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and the control of memory. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2883-2901. abstractpdf

Badre D. (2007). Ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and controlling memory to inform action. In S. A. Bunge and J. D. Wallis (Eds.), Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press. abstractbook

Badre, D. and Wagner, A. D. (2006). Computational and neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognitive flexibility. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103(18), 7186-7191. abstractpdf

Badre, D., Poldrack, R. A., Paré-Blagoev, E. J., Insler, R., and Wagner, A. D. (2005). Dissociable controlled retrieval and generalized selection mechanisms in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Neuron, 47, 907-918. abstractpdf

Badre, D. and Wagner, A. D. (2005). Frontal lobe mechanisms that resolve proactive interference. Cerebral Cortex, 15(12), 2003-2012. abstractpdf

Bunge, S. A., Wendelken, C., Badre. D., and Wagner, A. D. (2005). Analogical reasoning and prefrontal cortex: Evidence for separable retrieval and integration mechanisms. Cerebral Cortex, 15(3), 239-249. abstractpdf

Badre, D., and Wagner, A. D. (2004). Selection, integration, and conflict monitoring: Assessing the nature and generality of prefrontal cognitive control mechanisms. Neuron, 41, 473-487. abstractpdf

Wagner, A. D., Bunge, S. A., and Badre, D. (2004). Cognitive control, semantic memory, and priming: Contributions from prefrontal cortex. In M. S. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The New Cognitive Neurosciences (3rd Edition). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. abstractbook

Gehring, W.J., Bryck, R.L., Jonides, J., Albin, R.L., and Badre, D. (2003). The mind’s eye, looking inward? In search of executive control in internal attention shifting. Psychophysiology, 40(4), 572-585. abstractpdf

Badre, D. and Wagner, A. D. (2002). Semantic retrieval, mnemonic control, and prefrontal cortex. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews, 1(3), 206-218. abstractpdf

Hernandez, L., Badre, D., Noll, D. C., and Jonides, J. (2002). Temporal sensitivity of event related fMRI. Neuroimage, 17(2), 1018-1026. abstractpdf

Jonides, J. Badre, D., Curtis, C., Thompson-Schill, S. L., and Smith, E. E. (2002). Mechanisms of conflict resolution in prefrontal cortex. In D. T. Stuss and R.T Knight (Eds.), Principles of Frontal Lobe Function. New York: Oxford Univ Press, 233-245. abstractbook

Jonides, J., Wager, T. D., and Badre, D. (2002). Neuroimaging of memory. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of the Human Brain. San Diego: Academic Press. book