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Yee D, Braver T. Interactions of motivation and cognitive control. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences . Forthcoming; 19:83-90.

Cole MW, Patrick LM, Meiran N, Braver TS. A role for proactive control in rapid instructed task learning. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2017 Jun 23. pii: S0001-6918(16)30375-4.  [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28651787. [Epub ahead of print]

Cooper SR, Gonthier C, Barch DM, Braver TS. The Role of Psychometrics in Individual Differences Research in Cognition: A Case Study of the AX-CPT. Front Psychol. 2017 Sep 4;8:1482. PMCID: PMC5591582 [.pdf file]

Chiew, K.S. and Braver, T.S. "Context Processing and Cognitive Control" pp 143-166 in The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control, First Edition. Egner, T. (Ed.) 2017 John Wiley and Sons Ltd. [request copy]


Gonthier, C, MacNamara, BN, Chow, M, Conway, ARA, Braver, TS. (2016) Inducing cognitive control shifts in the AX-CPT. Frontiers in Psychology. 2016; 7: 1822. PMCID: PMC5118587. (pdf file)  (Data link)

Gonthier C, Braver TS, Bugg JM. Dissociating proactive and reactive control in the Stroop task. Mem Cognit. 2016. Mem Cognit. 2016; 44: 778–788 PubMed PMCID: PMC4942492. (pdf file)

Bugg JM, Braver TS. Proactive control of irrelevant task rules during cued task switching. Psychological Research (2016) 80:860–876.  PubMed PMC4731324.9. (pdf file)

Cole MW, Ito T, Braver TS. The Behavioral Relevance of Task Information in Human Prefrontal Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Jun;26(6):2497-505. PMCID: PMC4869805.


Richmond LL, Redick TS, Braver TS. Remembering to prepare: The benefits (and costs) of high working memory capacity. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2015 Nov;41(6):1764-77. PMCID: PMC4603991 (pdf file)

Chow, M., & Conway, A. R. A. (2015). The scope and control of attention: Sources of variance in working memory capacity. Memory & Cognition, 43, 325-339. (pdf file)

Etzel JA, Cole MW, Zacks JM, Kay KN, Braver TS. Reward Motivation Enhances Task Coding in Frontoparietal Cortex. Cereb Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Jan 19. pii: bhu327. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: PMC4785950.

Chiew KS, Braver TS. Dissociable influences of reward motivation and positive emotion on cognitive control. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2014 Jun;14(2):509-29. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4072919.

Macnamara, B. N. & Conway, A. R. A. (2014). Novel evidence in support of the bilingual advantage: Influence of task demands and experience on cognitive control and working memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(2), 520-25.


Etzel JA, Zacks JM, Braver TS. Searchlight analysis: promise, pitfalls, and potential. Neuroimage. 2013 Sep;78:261-9. PubMed PMID: 23558106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3988828.

Jimura K, Chushak MS, Braver TS. Impulsivity and self-control during intertemporal decision making linked to the neural dynamics of reward value representation. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 2;33(1):344-57. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3711626.

Conway, A. R. A., & Kovacs, K. (2013). Individual differences in intelligence and working memory: A review of latent variable models. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 58, 233-70.


Braver TS. The variable nature of cognitive control: a dual mechanisms framework. Trends Cogn Sci. 2012 Feb;16(2):106-13.PubMed PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3289517.

Cole MW, Reynolds JR, Power JD, Repovs G, Anticevic A, Braver TS. Multi-task connectivity reveals flexible hubs for adaptive task control. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep;16(9):1348-55. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3758404.

Chiew KS, Braver TS. Temporal dynamics of motivation-cognitive control interactions revealed by high-resolution pupillometry.Front Psychol. 2013 Jan 29;4:15. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3557699.

Bugg JM. Evidence for the sparing of reactive cognitive control with age. Psychol Aging. 2014 Mar;29(1):115-27. doi: 10.1037/a0035270. Epub 2013 Dec 30.

Book Chapter: Meiran N, Cole MW, Braver TS. Acting Intentionally and Its Limits: Individuals, Groups, Institutions . Seebass G, Gollwitzer PM, Schmitz M, editors. Boston, MA and Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter; 2013. When Planning Results in Loss of Control: Intention-Based Reflexivity and Proactive Control; p.263-290. 316p.


Burgess GC, Gray JR, Conway AR, Braver TS. Neural mechanisms of interference control underlie the relationship between fluid intelligence and working memory span. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2011 Nov;140(4):674-92. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3930174.

Bugg JM, McDaniel MA, Scullin MK, Braver TS. Revealing list-level control in the Stroop task by uncovering its benefits and a cost.J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2011 Oct;37(5):1595-606. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3609544.

Chiew KS, Braver TS. Positive affect versus reward: emotional and motivational influences on cognitive control. Front Psychol. 2011 Oct 19;2:279. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00279. eCollection 2011. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3196882.