Silvia A. Bunge

Silvia BungeSilvia A. Bunge, Ph.D., is an associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychology and an associate professor in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Her other affiliations at UC Berkeley include the Institute of Human Development and the Research in Cognition and Mathematics Education program. Dr. Bunge directs the Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory, which draws from the fields of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, and education research, and seeks to better understand both negative and positive environmental influences on brain and cognitive development. Through her research and public service, she hopes to promote academic readiness among children at risk for school failure.