Yuko Munakata

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint When labels hurt but novelty helps: children's perseveration and flexibility in a card-sorting task
    Benjamin E Yerys
    University of Denver, USA
    Child Dev 77:1589-607. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Developmental cognitive neuroscience: progress and potential
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology, 345 UCB, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:122-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Hebbian learning and development
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder, 80309 0345, USA
    Dev Sci 7:141-8. 2004
  4. pmc Becoming self-directed: abstract representations support endogenous flexibility in children
    Hannah R Snyder
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder, Muenzinger D244, 345 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, United States
    Cognition 116:155-67. 2010
  5. pmc Choosing our words: retrieval and selection processes recruit shared neural substrates in left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex
    Hannah R Snyder
    University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3470-82. 2011
  6. pmc Neural inhibition enables selection during language processing
    Hannah R Snyder
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16483-8. 2010
  7. pmc A unified framework for inhibitory control
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:453-9. 2011
  8. pmc When simple things are meaningful: working memory strength predicts children's cognitive flexibility
    Katharine A Blackwell
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 103:241-9. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint When actions speak louder than words: improving children's flexibility in a card-sorting task
    Jennifer J Brace
    University of Colorado at Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:665-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Reasoning about a hidden object after a delay: evidence for robust representations in 5-month-old infants
    Yuyan Luo
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 603 E Daniel, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Cognition 88:B23-32. 2003

Research Grants

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint When labels hurt but novelty helps: children's perseveration and flexibility in a card-sorting task
    Benjamin E Yerys
    University of Denver, USA
    Child Dev 77:1589-607. 2006
    ..More children switched to the second rule in the uninformative-label and novel-stimuli conditions than in the basic condition. Implications for theories of cognitive flexibility are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Developmental cognitive neuroscience: progress and potential
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology, 345 UCB, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:122-8. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Hebbian learning and development
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder, 80309 0345, USA
    Dev Sci 7:141-8. 2004
    ..Hebbian learning mechanisms may also play an important role in critical periods during development, and in a number of other developmental phenomena...
  4. pmc Becoming self-directed: abstract representations support endogenous flexibility in children
    Hannah R Snyder
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder, Muenzinger D244, 345 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, United States
    Cognition 116:155-67. 2010
    ..We interpret these results in terms of the role of abstract representations in reducing selection demands to aid the development of endogenous control...
  5. pmc Choosing our words: retrieval and selection processes recruit shared neural substrates in left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex
    Hannah R Snyder
    University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3470-82. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Neural inhibition enables selection during language processing
    Hannah R Snyder
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16483-8. 2010
    ..Neural inhibition is key to choosing our words...
  7. pmc A unified framework for inhibitory control
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:453-9. 2011
    ..These distinctions are crucial for understanding the mechanisms of inhibition and how they can be impaired or improved...
  8. pmc When simple things are meaningful: working memory strength predicts children's cognitive flexibility
    Katharine A Blackwell
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    J Exp Child Psychol 103:241-9. 2009
    ..Even with all possible sources of conflict removed, switchers still responded faster than perseverators to questions about rules, supporting the graded working memory account...
  9. ncbi request reprint When actions speak louder than words: improving children's flexibility in a card-sorting task
    Jennifer J Brace
    University of Colorado at Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:665-9. 2006
    ..These findings support theories of perseveration based on competing memory systems, challenge alternative theories, and suggest effective methods for countering prepotent behaviors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Reasoning about a hidden object after a delay: evidence for robust representations in 5-month-old infants
    Yuyan Luo
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 603 E Daniel, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Cognition 88:B23-32. 2003
    ..These results provide evidence for robust representations of hidden objects in young infants...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rich interpretation vs. deflationary accounts in cognitive development: the case of means-end skills in 7-month-old infants
    Yuko Munakata
    Department of Psychology, University of Denver, 2155 S Race Street, Denver, CO 80208, USA
    Cognition 83:B43-53. 2002
    ..Further, infants demonstrated means-end skills with behaviors that they had not been trained to repeat. Implications for early means-end abilities and for debates surrounding the interpretation of infant behavior are discussed...
  12. pmc So many options, so little control: abstract representations can reduce selection demands to increase children's self-directed flexibility
    Hannah R Snyder
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA Electronic address
    J Exp Child Psychol 116:659-73. 2013
    ....
  13. pmc Delaying gratification depends on social trust
    Laura Michaelson
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
    Front Psychol 4:355. 2013
    ..Implications of this work include the need to revise prominent theories of delay of gratification, and new directions for interventions with populations characterized by impulsivity. ..
  14. pmc The Role of Representations in Executive Function: Investigating a Developmental Link between Flexibility and Abstraction
    Maria Kharitonova
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
    Front Psychol 2:347. 2011
    ..We interpret these results in terms of the role that developing prefrontal cortical regions play in processes such as working memory, which can support both flexibility and abstraction...
  15. pmc So many options, so little time: the roles of association and competition in underdetermined responding
    Hannah R Snyder
    University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0345, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:1083-8. 2008
    ..We propose a new model governed by both absolute and relative activation levels of alternative responses...
  16. pmc Pupillometric and behavioral markers of a developmental shift in the temporal dynamics of cognitive control
    Christopher H Chatham
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:5529-33. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate the need to reconsider the origins of cognitive control and the basis for children's behaviors across domains...
  17. pmc More than a matter of getting 'unstuck': flexible thinkers use more abstract representations than perseverators
    Maria Kharitonova
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Dev Sci 12:662-9. 2009
    ..This finding supports an early link between active representations that support switching and abstract representations that support generalization. We interpret this synergy in terms of prefrontal cortical development...
  18. ncbi request reprint Active versus latent representations: a neural network model of perseveration, dissociation, and decalage
    J Bruce Morton
    Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 40:255-65. 2002
    ..The models help to clarify how prefrontal development may lead to advances in flexible thinking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Familiarity breeds searching: infants reverse their novelty preferences when reaching for hidden objects
    Jeanne L Shinskey
    Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:596-600. 2005
    ..After seeing objects hidden, infants reached more for familiar than novel objects, in striking contrast to their robust novelty preferences with visible objects. Theoretical implications concerning the origins of knowledge are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Processes of change in brain and cognitive development
    Mark H Johnson
    Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7JL, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:152-8. 2005
    ..In human development, integration between such streams of processing might occur through the mediation of language...
  21. ncbi request reprint Common mechanisms for working memory and attention: the case of perseveration with visible solutions
    Jennifer Merva Stedron
    University of Denver, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:623-31. 2005
    ..More generally, the simulations demonstrate how common mechanisms can support working memory and attention...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cognitive development: at the crossroads?
    Mark H Johnson
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:91. 2005
  23. ncbi request reprint Why do children perseverate when they seem to know better: graded working memory, or directed inhibition?
    Nicholas J Cepeda
    University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:1058-65. 2007
    ..This result poses a challenge for directed inhibition accounts, because nothing needs to be inhibited to answer simple questions that lack conflicting information...

Research Grants6

  1. Representations Yielding Task-Dependent Behavior
    Yuko Munakata; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Representations Yielding Task-Dependent Flexibility
    Yuko Munakata; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the basis for such limitations and subsequent developments in cognitive flexibility is thus a central goal for basic science, mental health, and education. ..