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Bong Walsh

Assistant professor




  • Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, 2008
  • B.S. Biopsychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994


Over the past two decades, I have been studying the biological and physiological bases of cognition. This work has encompassed a variety of techniques and systems, including electrophysiological recordings from the retina, gene therapy delivery to the cochlea, cloning & characterization of novel genes involved in glucose uptake, and numerous behavioral experiments aimed at elucidating how attention, perception, and executive function interact. My recent work has used neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG) to investigate how the brain controls and monitors fundamental cognitive processes such as visual attention, memory encoding, and cognitive control. Recently, I have also become interested in brain health & fitness and have been designing a program to help seniors maintain good cognitive function. Examples of courses I have taught recently include Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at University of California, Davis, and Physiological Psychology and Cognition & Affective Processes at Argosy University, San Francisco.


  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology/Cognition
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopharmacology

Selected Publications

  • Walsh BJ, Buonocore MH, Carter CS, Mangun GR. Integrating conflict detection and attentional control mechanisms. JoCN. 2011 Sept;23(9):2211-2221.
  • Buxton P, Zhang XM, Walsh B, Sriratana A, Schenberg I, Manickam E, Rowe T. Identification and characterization of Snapin as a ubiquitously expressed SNARE- binding protein that interacts with SNAP23 in non-neuronal cells. Biochem J. 2003 Oct 15;375(Pt 2):433-40.
  • Lalwani AK, Walsh BJ, Carvalho GJ, Muzyczka N, Mhatre AN. Expression of adeno- associated virus integrated transgene within the mammalian vestibular organs. Am J Otol. 1998 May;19(3):390-5.
  • Lalwani A, Walsh B, Reilly P, Carvalho G, Zolotukhin S, Muzyczka N, Mhatre A. Long-term in vivo cochlear transgene expression mediated by recombinant adeno- associated virus. Gene Ther. 1998 Feb;5(2):277-81.
  • Lalwani AK, Han JJ, Walsh BJ, Zolotukhin S, Muzyczka N, Mhatre AN. Green fluorescent protein as a reporter for gene transfer studies in the cochlea. Hear Res. 1997 Dec;114(1-2):139-47.
  • Lalwani AK, Walsh BJ, Reilly PG, Muzyczka N, Mhatre AN. Development of in vivo gene therapy for hearing disorders: introduction of adeno-associated virus into the cochlea of the guinea pig. Gene Ther. 1996 Jul;3(7):588-92.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society


  • Walsh BJ, Rainer G, Yonelinas AP, Ranganath C. Novelty processing and memory encoding. Bay Area Memory Meeting, Berkeley, CA, 2004.
  • Walsh BJ, Rainer G, Yonelinas AP, Ranganath C. Novelty & encoding: the neural basis of the von Restorff effect. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2004. Program No. 766.1.
  • Walsh BJ, Fannon SP, Teng S, Giesbrecht B, Mangun GR. Dissecting attentional control systems. American Psychological Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2005. Program No. II-040.
  • Walsh BJ, Fannon SP, Heipertz D, Teng S, Sy JL, Heldmann M, Muente T, Giesbrecht B, Mangun GR. Combining fMRI and ERPs to dissect attentional control systems. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2005. Program No. 642.1
  • Walsh BJ, Fannon SP, Giesbrecht B, Carter CS, Mangun GR. Trial to trial adjustments: Anterior cingulate activity predicts frontoparietal modulations. Exploring the Mind: Attention, Awareness and Consciousness, Davis, CA, 2006.

Selected Lectures

  • Walsh, BJ. Brain Fitness: Maintaining Our Magnificent Minds. California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association Luncheon. Hayward, CA, 2009.