Julie Bugg

‚ÄčAssociate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Julie Bugg

Her research explores the mechanisms that are used to resolve interference in conflict tasks (e.g., Stroop) and the various levels at which these mechanisms operate (e.g., list-level vs. item-specific level). Current areas of focus include: a) factors that moderate selection of top-down vs. stimulus-driven control mechanisms, b) how the presence of environmental contingencies moderates use of top-down control, and c) the differential effects of normal aging on multiple levels of cognitive control. A second line of research examines cognitive training and exercise engagement as strategies older adults can use to maintain and improve cognitive control with age.

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