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Munakata, Yuko Professor


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  • Dr. Munakata conducts research on cognitive processes and their development and neural basis. She uses a variety of methods, including behavioral studies with infants, children, and adults, computational models, neuroimaging, pupillometry, neuropharmacological manipulations, and links to psychopathology. She is particularly interested in how knowledge is organized and how it develops, and in the mechanisms that allow people to gain increasing control over their thoughts and actions with development.


  • cognitive development, developmental cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, executive function


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