System Neuroscience Journal Club

System Neuroscience Journal Club

We hold a weekly Journal Club meeting on Tuesdays, 11:00 – 12:00*, open to anyone interested in System Neuroscience. We discuss a range of neuroimaging, electrophysiology and brain stimulation studies in humans and animals, with techniques ranging from MRI, fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS and OPM.

It’s an informal meeting where exciting, interesting, and inspiring “fresh-from-the-press” published papers and pre-prints will be presented. We enjoy discussing the controversial aspects in different studies and looking at different perspectives.

Its aim is to keep us up to date with current happenings and to deepen our knowledge and understanding of recent developments in the field.

We run a hybrid mode in which you can choose whether to attend in person at the CHBH (Hippocampus room) or via Zoom.

Please click on the link to subscribe to meeting emails and feel free to email our Journal Club co-ordinator Alice Waitt for further information or if you have any queries:


*Note times will change to 11.30-12.30 from the 29th November 2022

Past JC sessions:

(other past sessions from 2022 can also be viewed on the page here)


Harry Cook


Helena Wright


Yulia Bezsudnova: Singer, J. J. D., Cichy, R. M., Hebart, M. N. (2022). The spatiotemporal neural dynamics of object recognition for natural images and line drawings. bioRxiv 2022.08.12.503484; doi:


Oscar Ferrante: Sapountzis, P., Paneri, S., Papadopoulos, S. & Gregoriou, G. (2022). Dynamic and stable population coding of attentional instructions coexist in the prefrontal cortex. PNAS, 119(40), e2202564119.


Syanah Wynn: Violante, I. R., Alania, K., Cassarà, A. M., Neufeld, E., Acerbo, E., Carron, R., Williamson, A., Kurtin, D. L., Rhodes, E., Hampshire, A., Kuster, N., Boyden, E. S., Pascual-Leone, A. & Grossman, N. Non-invasive temporal interference electrical stimulation of the human hippocampus. (2022).


Lijuan Wang: Kiat, J. E., Hayes, T. R., Henderson, J. M. & Luck, S. J. (2002). Rapid Extraction of the Spatial Distribution of Physical Saliency and Semantic Informativeness from Natural Scenes in the Human Brain. J Neurosci,


Tara Ghafari: Herman, J. P., Arcizet, F. & Krauzlis, R. J. (2020). Attention-related modulation of caudate neurons depends on superior colliculus activity. eLife, 9:e53998. DOI:


Lari Koponen: Zrenner, C., Belardinelli, P., Ermolova, M., Gordon, P. C., Stenroos, M., Zrenner, B. & Ziemann, U. (2022). µ-rhythm phase from somatosensory but not motor cortex correlates with corticospinal excitability in EEG-triggered TMS. J Neurosci. Methods, 379, 109662.


Benjamin Griffiths: Chan, D., Suk, H.-J., Jackson, B., Milman, N. P., Stark, D., Klerman, E. B., Kitchener, E., Fernandez Avalos, V. S., Banerjee, A., Beach, S. D., Blanchard, J., Stearns, C., Boes, A., Uitermarkt, B., Gander, P., Howard, M. III, Sternberg, E. J., Nieto-Castanon, A., Anteraper, S., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Brown, E. N., Boyden, E. S., Dickerson, E. & Tsai, L.-H. (2021). Gamma Frequency Sensory Stimulation in Probable Mild Alzheimer’s Dementia Patients. 


Alice Waitt: Boto, E., Shah, V., Hill, R. M., Rhodes, N., Osborne, J., Doyle, C., Holmes, N., Rea, M., Leggett, J., Bowtell, R. & Brookes, M. J. (2022). Triaxial detection of the neuromagnetic field using optically-pumped magnetometry: feasibility and application in children. NeuroImage, 252, 119027, doi:


Yali Pan: Caucheteux, C., Gramfort, A. & King, J.-R. (2021). Long-range and hierarchical language predictions in brains and algorithms. arXiv preprint, arXiv:2111.14232.


Rhys Yewbrey: Inagaki, H. K., Chen, S., Ridder, M. C., Sah, P., Li, N., Yang, Z., Hasanbegovic, H., Gao, Z., Gerfen, C. R. & Svoboda, K. (2022). A midbrain-thalamus-cortex circuit reorganizes cortical dynamics to initiate movement. Cell, 185(6): 1065-1081.


Katja Kornysheva: Zimnik, A. J. & Churchland, M. M. (2021). Independent generation of sequence elements by motor cortex,” Nat. Neurosci., 24, 412–424, DOI:


Danying Wang: Mohan, U. R., Zhang, H., & Jacobs, J. (2022). The direction and timing of theta and alpha traveling waves modulate human memory processing. bioRxiv. doi:


Helena Wright: Wittkuhn, L., & Schuck, N. W. (2021). Dynamics of fMRI patterns reflect sub-second activation sequences and reveal replay in human visual cortex. Nature Communications, 12(1).


Dorottya Hetenyi: Barry, D. N., Barnes, G. R., Clark, I. A., & Maguire, E. A. (2019). The neural dynamics of novel scene imagery. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(22), 4375-4386.


Tara Ghafari: Oyama, K., Hori, Y., Nagai, Y., Miyakawa, N., Mimura, K., Hirabayashi, T., … & Minamimoto, T. (2021). Chemogenetic dissection of the primate prefronto-subcortical pathways for working memory and decision-making. Science Advances, 7(26), eabg4246.


Oscar Ferrante: Hebart, M. N., & Baker, C. I. (2018). Deconstructing multivariate decoding for the study of brain function. Neuroimage, 180, 4-18.


Yali Pan: Kragel, J. E., Schuele, S., VanHaerents, S., Rosenow, J. M., & Voss, J. L. (2021). Rapid coordination of effective learning by the human hippocampus. Science Advances, 7(25), eabf7144.


Lijuan Wang: Fernandino, L., Tong, J. Q., Conant, L. L., Humphries, C. J., & Binder, J. R. (2022). Decoding the information structure underlying the neural representation of concepts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(6).


Yulia Bezsudnova


Dongwei Li: Teichmann, L., Grootswagers, T., Moerel, D., Carlson, T. A., & Rich, A. N. (2021). Temporal dissociation of neural activity underlying synesthetic and perceptual colors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(6).

Katharina Duecker: Lillicrap, T. P., Santoro, A., Marris, L., Akerman, C. J., & Hinton, G. (2020). Backpropagation and the brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 21(6), 335-346.


Katja Kornysheva: Dhawale, A. K., Wolff, S. B. E., Ko, R., & Ölveczky, B. P. (2021). The basal ganglia control the detailed kinematics of learned motor skills. Nature Neuroscience, 24(9), 1256–1269.

Lari Koponen: Basu I. et al. (2021). Closed-loop enhancement and neural decoding of cognitive control in humans. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 


Ana Pesquita:  Tarasi, L., Trajkovic, J., Diciotti, S., di Pellegrino, G., Ferri, F., Ursino, M., & Romei, V. (2022). Predictive waves in the autism-schizophrenia continuum: a novel biobehavioral model. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 132, 1-22.


Tzvetan Popov: Kern, M., Schulze-Bonhage, A., & Ball, T. (2021). Blink-and saccade-related suppression effects in early visual areas of the human brain: Intracranial EEG investigations during natural viewing conditions. Neuroimage, 230, 117788.


Tara Ghafari: Wang, L., & Krauzlis, R. J. (2020). Involvement of Striatal Direct Pathway in Visual Spatial Attention in Mice. Current Biology, 30(23), 4739-4744.


Yulia Bezsudnova: Brookes, M. J., Boto, E., Rea, M., Shah, V., Osborne, J., Holmes, N., … & Bowtell, R. (2021). Theoretical advantages of a triaxial optically pumped magnetometer magnetoencephalography system. NeuroImage, 236, 118025. 

Danying Wang: Barry, D. N., & Love, B. C. (2021). A neural network account of memory replay and knowledge consolidation. bioRxiv.


Yali Pan: Barczak, A., Haegens, S., Ross, D. A., McGinnis, T., Lakatos, P., & Schroeder, C. E. (2019). Dynamic modulation of cortical excitability during visual active sensing. Cell reports, 27(12), 3447-3459.

Dorottya Hetenyi: Rassi, E., Wutz, A., Müller-Voggel, N., & Weisz, N. (2019). Prestimulus feedback connectivity biases the content of visual experiences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(32), 16056-16061.


Katharina Duecker: Hénaff, O. J., Bai, Y., Charlton, J. A., Nauhaus, I., Simoncelli, E. P., & Goris, R. L. (2021). Primary visual cortex straightens natural video trajectories. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-12.


Christopher Postzich: Quentin, R., King, J. R., Sallard, E., Fishman, N., Thompson, R., Buch, E. R., & Cohen, L. G. (2019). Differential Brain Mechanisms of Selection and Maintenance of Information during Working Memory. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 39(19), 3728–3740.


Marion Brickwedde: Stephani, T., Hodapp, A., Idaji, M. J., Villringer, A., & Nikulin, V. V. (2021). Neural excitability and sensory input determine intensity perception with opposing directions in initial cortical responses. bioRxiv, 2020-11.


Lari Koponen: Iivanainen, J., Mäkinen, A. J., Zetter, R., Stenroos, M., Ilmoniemi, R. J., & Parkkonen, L. (2020). Spatial sampling of MEG and EEG revisited: From spatial-frequency spectra to model-informed sampling. arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.02919.


Oscar Ferrante: Hincapié, A.-S., Kujala, J., Mattout, J., Pascarella, A., Daligault, S., Delpuech, C., … Jerbi, K. (2017). The impact of MEG source reconstruction method on source-space connectivity estimation: A comparison between minimum-norm solution and beamforming. NeuroImage, 156, 29–42.

Ana Pesquita: Lee Masson, H., & Isik, L. (2021). Functional selectivity for naturalistic social interaction perception in the human superior temporal sulcus. BioRxiv, 2021.03.26.437258.


Tjerk Gutteling: Jia, J., Fan, Y., Luo, H. Alpha-Band Phase Modulates Bottom-up Feature Processing. Cereb. Cortex. (2021).


 Dongwei Li: Grover, S., Nguyen, J.A., Viswanathan, V. et al. High-frequency neuromodulation improves obsessive–compulsive behavior. Nat Med 27, 232–238 (2021).


Peter Holland: Riddle, Justin, Amber McFerren, and Flavio Frohlich. ‘Causal Role of Cross-Frequency Coupling in Distinct Components of Cognitive Control’. Progress in Neurobiology 202 (1 July 2021): 102033.

Kuyng Min An: Iivanainen, J., Zetter, R., Grön, M., Hakkarainen, K., & Parkkonen, L. (2019). On-scalp MEG system utilizing an actively shielded array of optically-pumped magnetometers. NeuroImage, 194, 244–258.


Geoff Brookshire:  Eliav, T., Geva-Sagiv, M., Yartsev, M. M., Finkelstein, A., Rubin, A., Las, L., & Ulanovsky, N. (2018). Nonoscillatory phase coding and synchronization in the bat hippocampal formation. Cell, 175(4), 1119-1130.


Katharina Duecker: Friedl, W. M., & Keil, A. (2021). Aversive Conditioning of Spatial Position Sharpens Neural Population-level Tuning in Visual Cortex and Selectively Alters Alpha-Band Activity. Journal of Neuroscience. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2889-20.2021

Yali Pan: Woolnough, O., Donos, C., Rollo, P. S., Forseth, K. J., Lakretz, Y., Crone, N. E., … & Tandon, N. (2020). Spatiotemporal dynamics of orthographic and lexical processing in the ventral visual pathway. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-10.


Christopher Postzich: van Vugt, M. K., Beulen, M. A., & Taatgen, N. A. (2016). Is there neural evidence for an evidence accumulation process in memory decisions? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(MAR2016), 1–13.


Tara Ghafari: Nakajima M, Schmitt LI, Halassa MM. Prefrontal Cortex Regulates Sensory Filtering through a Basal Ganglia-to-Thalamus Pathway. Neuron. 2019 Aug 7;103(3):445-458.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.05.026. Epub 2019 Jun 12. PMID: 31202541; PMCID: PMC6886709.

Yulia Beszudnova:  Seymour, R. A., Alexander, N., Mellor, S., O’Neill, G. C., Tierney, T. M., Barnes, G. R., & Maguire, E. A. (2021). Using OPMs to measure neural activity in standing, mobile participants. BioRxiv, 2021.05.26.445793.


Danying Wang: Qasim, S. E., Fried, I., & Jacobs, J. (2021). Phase precession in the human hippocampus and entorhinal cortex. Cell.


Alex Zhigalov: Panichello, M.F., Buschman, T.J. Shared mechanisms underlie the control of working memory and attention. Nature (2021).

Ahmed Gilani: Shao YR, Kahali P, Houle TT, Deng H, Colvin C, Dickerson BC, Brown EN, Purdon PL. Low Frontal Alpha Power Is Associated With the Propensity for Burst Suppression: An Electroencephalogram Phenotype for a “Vulnerable Brain”. Anesth Analg. 2020 Nov;131(5):1529-1539. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004781.


Tjerk Gutteling: Zhou, Y. J., Iemi, L., Schoffelen, J.-M., De Lange, F. P. & Haegens, S. Alpha oscillations shape sensory representation and perceptual accuracy. bioRxiv 2021.02.02.429418 (2021)

Edith Elgueta Cancino: Wang, W. E., R. L. M. Ho, B. Gatto, S. M. van der Veen, M. K. Underation, J. S. Thomas, A. B. Antony and S. A. Coombes (2021). “Cortical dynamics of movement-evoked pain in chronic low back pain.” J Physiol ,599(1): 289-305


Geoff Brookshire: Daume, J., Wang, P., Maye, A., Zhang, D., & Engel, A. K. (2021). Non-rhythmic temporal prediction involves phase resets of low-frequency delta oscillations. Neuroimage, 224, 117376.


Tzvetan Popov:  Takakuwa, N., Isa, K., Onoe, H., Takahashi, J., & Isa, T. (2021). Contribution of the Pulvinar and Lateral Geniculate Nucleus to the Control of Visually Guided Saccades in Blindsight Monkeys. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(8), 1755 LP – 1768.

 Dongwei Li: Saeideh Davoudi, Mohsen Parto Dezfouli, Robert T. Knight, Mohammad Reza Daliri, Elizabeth L. Johnson; Prefrontal Lesions Disrupt Posterior Alpha–Gamma Coordination of Visual Working Memory Representations. J Cogn Neurosci 2021; doi:


Ole Jensen: Buzsáki discussion : ‘Ways to think about the brain’. For the recording of the talk please visit:


Yali Pan: Goswami, U. (2011). A temporal sampling framework for developmental dyslexia. Trends in cognitive sciences, 15(1), 3-10.

Ana Pesquita: Cracco, E., Lee, H., van Belle, G., Quenon, L., Haggard, P., Rossion, B., & Orgs, G. (2020). EEG frequency tagging reveals neural entrainment to people moving in synchrony. BioRxiv, 2020.11.06.368118.


Marion Brickwedde: Michail, G, Toran Jenner, L, Keil, J. Prestimulus alpha power but not phase influences visual discrimination of long‐duration visual stimuli. Eur J Neurosci. 2021; 00: 1– 13.

Jan Weber: Iemi, L., Gwilliams, L., Samaha, J., Auksztulewicz, R., Cycowicz, Y. M., King, J.-R., … Haegens, S. (2021). Spontaneous neural oscillations influence behavior and sensory representations by suppressing neuronal excitability. BioRxiv, 2021.03.01.433450.


Katharina Duecker: Donohue, S.E., Schoenfeld, M.A. & Hopf, JM. Parallel fast and slow recurrent cortical processing mediates target and distractor selection in visual search. Commun Biol 3, 689 (2020).

Danying Wang: Stangl, M., Topalovic, U., Inman, C.S. et al. Boundary-anchored neural mechanisms of location-encoding for self and others. Nature 589, 420–425 (2021).


Yulia Beszudnova: Boto, E., Hill, R. M., Rea, M., Holmes, N., Seedat, Z. A., Leggett, J., … Brookes, M. J. (2021). Measuring functional connectivity with wearable MEG. NeuroImage, 230, 117815.

Sander van Bree: van Bree, S., Sohoglu, E., Davis, M. H., & Zoefel, B. (2020). Sustained neural rhythms reveal endogenous oscillations supporting speech perception. BioRxiv.


 Geoffrey Brookshire: Kienitz, R., Cox, M. A., Dougherty, K., Saunders, R. C., Schmiedt, J. T., Leopold, D. A., … Schmid, M. C. (2020). Theta, but Not Gamma Oscillations in Area V4 Depend on Input from Primary Visual Cortex. Current Biology.

Christopher Postzich: Chen, Y., & Farivar, R. (2020). Natural scene representations in the gamma band are prototypical across subjects. NeuroImage.


Tara Ghafari: Peters, A.J., Fabre, J.M.J., Steinmetz, N.A. et al. Striatal activity topographically reflects cortical activity. Nature (2021).

Alexander Zhigalov: Pang 庞兆阳 Z, Alamia A, VanRullen R. Turning the Stimulus On and Off Changes the Direction of α Traveling Waves. eNeuro. 2020 Nov 20;7(6):.


Mario Forcione: Forcione M, Chiarelli AM, Davies DJ, et al. Cerebral perfusion and blood–brain barrier assessment in brain trauma using contrast-enhanced near-infrared spectroscopy with indocyanine green: A review. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. 2020;40(8):1586-1598. doi:10.1177/0271678X20921973

 Forcione, M., Yakoub, K. M., Chiarelli, A. M., Perpetuini, D., Merla, A., Sun, R., … Davies, D. J. (2020). Dynamic contrast-enhanced near-infrared spectroscopy using indocyanine green on moderate and severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective observational study. Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery; Vol 10, No 11.

 Forcione M, Ganau M, Prisco L, Chiarelli AM, Bellelli A, Belli A, Davies DJ. Mismatch between Tissue Partial Oxygen Pressure and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Neuromonitoring of Tissue Respiration in Acute Brain Trauma: The Rationale for Implementing a Multimodal Monitoring Strategy. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 23;22(3):1122. doi:10.3390/ijms22031122


 Dongwei Li: Liu, et. al. (2020), Stable maintenance of multiple representational formats in human visual short-term memory. PNAS’ doi:

Oscar Ferrante: Haque, R.U., Inati, S.K., Levey, A.I. et al. Feedforward prediction error signals during episodic memory retrieval. Nat Commun 11, 6075 (2020).


Tjerk Gutteling: Hahn, G., Kumar, A., Schmidt, H., Knösche, T. R. & Deco, G. (2020). Computational Properties of the Visual Microcircuit. bioRxiv

Ana Pesquita: Wardle, S.G., Taubert, J., Teichmann, L. et al. Rapid and dynamic processing of face pareidolia in the human brain. Nat Commun 11, 4518 (2020).


Tzvetan Popov: Chen, X., Wang, F., Fernandez, E., & Roelfsema, P. R. (2020). Shape perception via a high-channel-count neuroprosthesis in monkey visual cortex. Science, 370(6521), 1191 LP – 1196.

Peter Holland: Harris, K. D. (2020). Nonsense correlations in neuroscience. BioRxiv, 2020.11.29.402719.


Chloe Chiou: Michail, G., Senkowski, D., Niedeggen, M., & Keil, J. (2020). Memory load alters perception-related neural oscillations during multisensory integration. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-1397-20.


Hyojin Park: Electrophysiological Correlates of Semantic Dissimilarity Reflect the Comprehension of Natural, Narrative Speech Michael P. Broderick, Andrew J. Anderson, Giovanni M. Di Liberto, Michael J. Crosse, Edmund C. Lalor, Current Biology, 28 (5)

Yali Pan: Heilbron, M., Richter, D., Ekman, M., Hagoort, P., & De Lange, F. P. (2020). Word contexts enhance the neural representation of individual letters in early visual cortex. Nature communications, 11(1), 1-11.


Marion Brickwedde: Alday, PM. How much baseline correction do we need in ERP research? Extended GLM model can replace baseline correction while lifting its limits. Psychophysiology. 2019; 56:e13451.

Ole Jensen: Bastos, A. M., Lundqvist, M., Waite, A. S., Kopell, N., & Miller, E. K. (2020). Layer and rhythm specificity for predictive routing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 202014868.


Katharina Duecker: Donoghue, T., Haller, M., Peterson, E.J. et al. Parameterizing neural power spectra into periodic and aperiodic components. Nat Neurosci 23, 1655–1665 (2020).

Danying Wang: Kragel, J. E., VanHaerents, S., Templer, J. W., Schuele, S., Rosenow, J. M., Nilakantan, A. S., & Bridge, D. J. (2020). Hippocampal theta coordinates memory processing during visual exploration. Elife,


Sander van Bree: Quian Quiroga, R. (2020). No Pattern Separation in the Human Hippocampus. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(12), 994–1007.

Ole Jensen: Xie S, Kaiser D, Cichy RM (2020) Visual Imagery and perception share neural representations in the alpha frequency band. Curr Biol 30(13): 2621-2627.


Yulia Beszudnova: Hill RM, Boto E, Rea M, Holmes N, Leggett J, Coles LA, Papastavrou M, Everton SK, Hunt BAE, Sims D, Osborne J, Shah V, Bowtell R, Brookes MJ. Multi-channel whole-head OPM-MEG: Helmet design and a comparison with a conventional system. Neuroimage. 2020 Oct 1;219:116995.


Christopher Postzich: Fellner, M. C., Waldhauser, G. T., & Axmacher, N. (2020). Tracking Selective Rehearsal and Active Inhibition of Memory Traces in Directed Forgetting. Current Biology, 30(13), 2638-2644.e4.

Geoff Brookshire: Hubbard, R. J., & Federmeier, K. D. (2020). Representational pattern similarity of electrical brain activity reveals rapid and specific prediction during language comprehension. BioRxiv, 2020.04.23.058552.


Alexander Zhigalov: Schneider, M., Dann, B., Sheshadri, S., Scherberger, H., & Vinck, M. (2020). A general theory of coherence between brain areas. BioRxiv, 2020.06.17.156190.

Jan Weber: omassini A, Maris E, Hilt P, Fadiga L, D’Ausilio A (2020) Visual detection is locked to the internal dynamics of cortico-motor control. PLOS Biology 18(10): e3000898.


Katharina Duecker: Kupers, E. R., Edadan, A., Benson, N. C., Zuiderbaan, W., de Jong, M. C., Dumoulin, S. O., & Winawer, J. (2020). A Population Receptive Field Model of the Magnetoencephalography Response. BioRxiv, 2020.08.28.272534.

Tara Ghafari: Martín-Buro MC, Wimber M, Henson RN, Staresina BP. Alpha Rhythms Reveal When and Where Item and Associative Memories Are Retrieved. J Neurosci. 2020;40(12):2510-2518.


Oscar Ferrante: Jin, W., Nobre, A. C., & van Ede, F. (2020). Temporal Expectations Prepare Visual Working Memory for Behavior. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1–12.

Jan Weber: Sherman, B. E., & Turk-Browne, N. B. (2020). Statistical prediction of  the future impairs episodic encoding of the present. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(37), 22760-22770 .


Ana Pesquita: Isik, L., Mynick, A., Pantazis, D., & Kanwisher, N. (2020). The speed of human social interaction perception. NeuroImage, 215, 116844.


Tjerk Gutteling: Iemi, L., Busch, N. A., Laudini, A., Haegens, S., Samaha, J., Villringer, A., & Nikulin, V. V. (2019). Multiple mechanisms link prestimulus neural oscillations to sensory responses. ELife, 8.

Marion Brickwedde: Zarubin, G., Gundlach, C., Nikulin, V., Villringer, A., & Bogdan, M. (2020). Transient amplitude modulation of alpha-band oscillations by short-time intermittent closed-loop tACS. BioRxiv, 2020.01.23.916676.


Yali Pan: Urbach, T. P., DeLong, K. A., Chan, W. H., & Kutas, M. (2020). An exploratory data analysis of word form prediction during word-by-word reading. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(34), 20483-20494.


Peter Holland: James Kolasinski, Diana C Dima, David M A Mehler, Alice Stephenson, Sara Valadan, Slawomir Kusmia, Holly E Rossiter, Spatially and Temporally Distinct Encoding of Muscle and Kinematic Information in Rostral and Caudal Primary Motor Cortex, Cerebral Cortex Communications, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020, tgaa009,

Tamas Minarik: Koskinen, M., Kurimo, M., Gross, J., Hyvärinen, A., & Hari, R. (2020). Brain activity reflects the predictability of word sequences in listened continuous speech. NeuroImage, 116936.


Sander van Bree: Tal, I., Leszczynski, M., Mesgarani, N., & Schroeder, C. E. (2020). Does the phase of ongoing EEG oscillations predict auditory perception? BioRxiv, 2020.07.17.209387.

Danying Wang: Kanta, V., Pare, D. & Headley, D.B. Closed-loop control of gamma oscillations in the amygdala demonstrates their role in spatial memory consolidation. Nat Commun 10, 3970 (2019).


Yulia Beszudnova: Goldenholz, D.M., Ahlfors, S.P., Hämäläinen, M.S., Sharon, D., Ishitobi, M., Vaina, L.M. and Stufflebeam, S.M. (2009), Mapping the signal‐to‐noise‐ratios of cortical sources in magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography. Hum. Brain Mapp., 30: 1077-1086. doi:10.1002/hbm.20571

Christopher Postzich: Minxha, J., Adolphs, R., Fusi, S., Mamelak, A. N., & Rutishauser, U. (2020). Flexible recruitment of memory-based choice representations by the human medial frontal cortex. Science, 368(6498).


Hyojin Park: Giroud, J., Trébuchon, A., Schön, D., Marquis, P., Liegeois-Chauvel, C., Poeppel, D., & Morillon, B. (2020). Asymmetric sampling in human auditory cortex reveals spectral processing hierarchy. PLOS Biology, 18(3), e3000207. Retrieved from

Marije ter Wal: ter Wal, M., Platonov, A., Cardellicchio, P. et al. Human stereoEEG recordings reveal network dynamics of decision-making in a rule-switching task. Nat Commun 11, 3075 (2020).


Alexander Zhigalov: Tabarelli, D., Keitel, C., Gross, J., & Baldauf, D. (2020). Spatial attention enhances cortical tracking of quasi-rhythmic visual stimuli. NeuroImage, 208, 116444.

Tara Ghafari:  Wöstmann, M., Lui, T. K. Y., Friese, K. H., Kreitewolf, J., Naujokat, M., & Obleser, J. (2020). The vulnerability of working memory to distraction is rhythmic. Neuropsychologia, 107505.


Katharina Duecker: Kasten, F. H., Duecker, K., Maack, M. C., Meiser, A., & Herrmann, C. S. (2019). Integrating electric field modeling and neuroimaging to explain inter-individual variability of tACS effects. Nature Communications, 10(1), 5427.

Jan Weber: Fellner et al., Tracking Selective Rehearsal and Active Inhibition of Memory Traces in Directed Forgetting, Current Biology (2020),


Oscar Ferrante: Tankelevitch, L., Spaak, E., Rushworth, M. F. S., & Stokes, M. G. (2020). Previously reward-associated stimuli capture spatial attention in the absence of changes in the corresponding sensory representations as measured with MEG. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-1172-19.

Ana Pesquita:  Radoslaw Martin Cichy, Dimitrios Pantazis, Aude Oliva, Similarity-Based Fusion of MEG and fMRI Reveals Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Human Cortex During Visual Object Recognition, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 26, Issue 8, August 2016, Pages 3563–3579,


Marion Brickwedde: Peles, O., Werner-Reiss, U., Bergman, H., Israel, Z., & Vaadia, E. (2020). Phase-Specific Microstimulation Differentially Modulates Beta Oscillations and Affects Behavior. Cell Reports, 30(8), 2555-2566.e3.


Geoff Brookshire:  Albouy, P., Benjamin, L., Morillon, B., & Zatorre, R. J. (2020). Distinct sensitivity to spectrotemporal modulation supports brain asymmetry for speech and melody. Science, 367(6481), 1043 LP – 1047.


Tjerk Gutteling: Rösner, M., Arnau, S., Skiba, I., Wascher, E., & Schneider, D. (2020). The spatial orienting of the focus of attention in working memory makes use of inhibition: Evidence by hemispheric asymmetries in posterior alpha oscillations. Neuropsychologia, 107442.

Ahmed Gilani: Kim, M., & Lee, U. (2020). Alpha oscillation, criticality, and responsiveness in complex brain networks. Network neuroscience (Cambridge, Mass.), 4(1), 155–173.


Tamas Minarik: Jaiswal, A., Nenonen, J., Stenroos, M., Gramfort, A., Dalal, S. S., Westner, B. U., … Parkkonen, L. (2019). Comparison of beamformer implementations for MEG source localization. BioRxiv, 795799.


Yali Pan: Wang, L., Wlotko, E., Alexander, E., Schoot, L., Kim, M., Warnke, L., & Kuperberg, G. R. (2020). Neural evidence for the prediction of animacy features during language comprehension: Evidence from MEG and EEG Representational Similarity Analysis. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-1733-19.


Chloe Chiou: Chartove, J. A. K., McCarthy, M. M., Pittman-Polletta, B. R., & Kopell, N. J. (2020). A biophysical model of striatal microcircuits suggests gamma and beta oscillations interleaved at delta/theta frequencies mediate periodicity in motor control. PLOS Computational Biology, 16(2), e1007300. Retrieved from

Geoff Brookshire: Wolff MJ, Jochim J, Akyürek EG, Buschman TJ, Stokes MG (2020) Drifting codes within a stable coding scheme for working memory. PLOS Biology 18(3): e3000625.


Marit Petzka: Zhang, H., Fell, J. & Axmacher, N. Electrophysiological mechanisms of human memory consolidation. Nat Commun 9, 4103 (2018).

Mircea van der Plas: Sun, C., Yang, W., Martin, J., & Tonegawa, S. (2020). Hippocampal neurons represent events as transferable units of experience. Nature Neuroscience, 1-13.


Oscar Ferrante: Foster, J. J., Bsales, E. M., & Awh, E. (2020). Covert Spatial Attention Speeds Target Individuation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(13), 2717 LP – 2726.

Peter Holland: Jahani, Amirhossein, Antoine Schwey, Pierre-Michel Bernier, and Nicole Malfait. ‘Spatially Distinct Beta-Band Activities Reflect Implicit Sensorimotor Adaptation and Explicit Re-Aiming Strategy’. Journal of Neuroscience 40, no. 12 (18 March 2020): 2498–2509.


Katharina Duecker: Donhauser, P. W., & Baillet, S. (2019). Two Distinct Neural Timescales for Predictive Speech Processing. Neuron.

Tara Ghafari: Zalta, A., Petkoski, S. & Morillon, B. Natural rhythms of periodic temporal attention. Nat Commun 11, 1051 (2020).


 Catch up and identifying future papers to discuss. Please bring ideas and review the list on ‘Slack journal club’.


Geoff Brookshire: Kamiński, J., Brzezicka, A., Mamelak, A. N., & Rutishauser, U. (2020). Combined Phase-Rate Coding by Persistently Active Neurons as a Mechanism for Maintaining Multiple Items in Working Memory in Humans. Neuron. DOI:

02-03-2020: Note: You are kindly requested to please read the paper before the meeting.

Stephen Whitmarsh: Whitmarsh, S., Gitton, C., Jousmäki, V., Sackur, J., & Tallon-Baudry, C. (2020). Distinct neural variables underlie subjective reports of attention. bioRxiv.


Barbara Berger:  Alex I Wiesman, Boman R Groff, Tony W Wilson, Frontoparietal Networks Mediate the Behavioral Impact of Alpha Inhibition in Visual Cortex, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 29, Issue 8, August 2019, Pages 3505–3513,

Yulia Beszudnova: Holmes, N., Tierney, T.M., Leggett, J. et al. Balanced, bi-planar magnetic field and field gradient coils for field compensation in wearable magnetoencephalography. Sci Rep 9, 14196 (2019).


Jan Weber: Yunzhe Liu, Raymond J. Dolan, Zeb Kurth-Nelson, Timothy E.J. Behrens (2019). Human Replay Spontaneously Reorganizes Experience. Cell


Tamas Minarik: Cole, S., & Voytek, B. (2019). Cycle-by-cycle analysis of neural oscillations. Journal of neurophysiology, 122(2), 849-861.

Marion Brickwedde: Neurofeedback L Chauvière, W Singer (2019). Training of Gamma Oscillations in Monkey Primary Visual Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 29, 4785–4802.


Ana Pesquita: Cardellicchio, P., Dolfini, E., Hilt, P. M., Fadiga, L., & D’Ausilio, A. (2020). Motor cortical inhibition during concurrent action execution and action observation. NeuroImage, 208, 116445.

Sander van Bree: Zoefel, B., Allard, I., Anil, M., & Davis, M. H. (2020). Perception of Rhythmic Speech Is Modulated by Focal Bilateral Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation. J Cogn Neurosci, 32(2), 226-240.


Tjerk Gutteling: Gundlach, C., Moratti, S., Forschack, N., & Müller, M. M. (2020). Spatial Attentional Selection Modulates Early Visual Stimulus Processing Independently of Visual Alpha Modulations. Cerebral Cortex.


Alexander Zhigalov: Bagherzadeh Y, Baldauf D, Pantazis D, Desimone R. Alpha Synchrony and the Neurofeedback Control of Spatial Attention. Neuron. 2019 Nov 28. pii: S0896-6273(19)30964-X.

Danying Wang: Köster, M., Martens, U., & Gruber, T. (2019). Memory entrainment by visually evoked theta-gamma coupling. NeuroImage, 188, 181–187.


Hyojin Park:  Irregular Speech Rate Dissociates Auditory Cortical Entrainment, Evoked Responses, and Frontal Alpha. Stephanie J. Kayser, Robin A.A. Ince, Joachim Gross and Christoph Kayser.

Yali Pan: Gagl, B., Golch, J., Hawelka, S., Sassenhagen, J., Gregorova, K., Poeppel, D., & Fiebach, C. J. (2019). Reading at the speed of speech: Alignment of eye-movement sampling in reading with the speech production rate. bioRxiv, 391896.

17-12-2019   ***Christmas edition***

Yulia Bezsudnova: He, K., Wan, S., Sheng, J., Liu, D., Wang, C., Li, D., … Gao, J.-H. (2019). A high-performance compact magnetic shield for optically pumped magnetometer-based magnetoencephalography. Review of Scientific Instruments, 90(6), 64102.

Barbara Berger: Sokoliuk, R., Mayhew, S. D., Aquino, K. M., Wilson, R., Brookes, M. J., Francis, S. T., … & Mullinger, K. J. (2019). Two spatially distinct posterior alpha sources fulfill different functional roles in attention. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(36), 7183-7194.

***For this special Christmas edition we also have the option to discuss one or more of the following according to taste and desire: ***

 Cappelletti, M., Jansari, A., Kopelman, M., & Butterworth, B. (2008). A case of selective impairment of encyclopaedic numerical knowledge or “when December 25th is no longer Christmas day, but ‘20+5’ is still 25.” Cortex, 44(3), 325–336.

 Hougaard, A., Lindberg, U., Arngrim, N., Larsson, H. B. W., Olesen, J., Amin, F. M., … Haddock, B. T. (2015). Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: Functional MRI study. BMJ (Online), 351.

 Bogetz, J. F. (n.d.). Why I Work on Christmas. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 0(0), null.

 Heyworth, P., & Shulman, R. (2019). A Christmas message: be careful of the confetti stars. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(11), 510.

 Huang, B. E., Clifford, D., & Lê Cao, K. A. (2014). The surprising benefit of passive–aggressive behaviour at Christmas parties: Being crowned king of the crackers. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 694–696.

 Cromb, D., Thomas, H., Garcia-Nicoletti, M., & Cheung, R. (2017). The team that plays together stays together: The effect of departmental Christmas party attendance on team cohesion within a healthcare setting. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition, 102(6), 285–288.


 Distractor inhibition workshop (all welcome, please see here), no Journal Club.


Katharina Duecker: Halgren, M., Ulbert, I., Bastuji, H., Fabó, D., Erőss, L., Rey, M., … Cash, S. S. (2019). The generation and propagation of the human alpha rhythm. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201913092.


Geoff Brookshire: Lakatos, P., Gross, J., & Thut, G. (2019). A New Unifying Account of the Roles of Neuronal Entrainment. Current Biology, 29(18), R890–R905.

 Obleser, J., & Kayser, C. (2019). Neural Entrainment and Attentional Selection in the Listening Brain. Trends in cognitive sciences.


Oscar Ferrante: Wöstmann, M., Alavash, M., & Obleser, J. (2019). Alpha oscillations in the human brain implement distractor suppression independent of target selection. The Journal of Neuroscience, 1919–1954.


Marion Brickwedde:  Trujillo, C. A., Gao, R., Negraes, P. D., Gu, J., Buchanan, J., Preissl, S., … Muotri, A. R. (2019). Complex Oscillatory Waves Emerging from Cortical Organoids Model Early Human Brain Network Development. Cell Stem Cell.


Chloe Chiou: Little S, Bonaiuto J, Barnes G, Bestmann S (2019) Human motor cortical beta bursts relate to movement planning and response errors. PLoS Biol 17(10): e3000479. journal.pbio.3000479


Alexander Zhigalov: Senoussi, M., Moreland, J. C., Busch, N. A., & Dugué, L. (2019). Attention explores space periodically at the theta frequency. bioRxiv, 443341.


Ana Pesquita: Spiegel, A., Mentch, J., Haskins, A. J., & Robertson, C. E. (2019). Slower Binocular Rivalry in the Autistic Brain. Current Biology.

Katharina Duecker: Gordon N, Tsuchiya N, Koenig-Robert R, Hohwy J (2019) Expectation and attention increase the integration of top-down and bottom-up signals in perception through different pathways. PLOS Biology 17(4): e3000233.


Tamas Minarik: Onorato, I., Neuenschwander, S., Hoy, J., Lima, B., Rocha, K.-S., Broggini, A. C., … Vinck, M. (2019). A distinct class of bursting neurons with strong gamma synchronization and stimulus selectivity in monkey V1. bioRxiv, 583955.


Tamas Minarik: Nakajima, M., Schmitt, L. I., & Halassa, M. M. (2019). Prefrontal Cortex Regulates Sensory Filtering through a Basal Ganglia-to-Thalamus Pathway. Neuron.

Geoff Brookshire: Sutterer DW, Foster JJ, Adam KCS, Vogel EK, Awh E (2019) Item-specific delay activity demonstrates concurrent storage of multiple active neural representations in working memory. PLOS Biology 17(4): e3000239.


 Craig McAllister: Wessel, J. R. (2019). β-bursts reveal the trial-to-trial dynamics of movement initiation and cancellation. bioRxiv, 644682.


Yali Pan: Brothers, T., Hoversten, L. J., & Traxler, M. J. (2017). Looking back on reading ahead: No evidence for lexical parafoveal-on-foveal effects. Journal of Memory and Language, 96, 9-22.


Geoff Brookshire: Heusser, A. C., Poeppel, D., Ezzyat, Y., & Davachi, L. (2016). Episodic sequence memory is supported by a theta–gamma phase code. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 1374.

Tjerk Gutteling: Corentin, G., Hassen, S. B. H., Bello, F. Di, Bihan-Poudec, Y., VanRullen, R., & Hamed, S. Ben. (2019). Prefrontal attentional saccades explore space at an alpha rhythm. bioRxiv.


Thomas Schreiner: Wang, B., Antony, J. W., Lurie, S., Brooks, P. P., Paller, K. A., & Norman, K. A. (2019). Targeted memory reactivation during sleep elicits neural signals related to learning content. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2718–2798.

Alexander Zhigalov:  Michael Esterman, Sarah K. Noonan, Monica Rosenberg, Joseph DeGutis, In the Zone or Zoning Out? Tracking Behavioral and Neural Fluctuations During Sustained Attention, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 23, Issue 11, November 2013, Pages 2712–2723,


Tamas Minarik: Kuznetsova, A., Nurislamova, J., & Ossadtchi, A. (2019). Modified covariance beamformer for solving MEG inverse problem in the environment with correlated sources. bioRxiv.

Barbara Berger: Romero, M. C., Davare, M., Armendariz, M., & Janssen, P. (2019). Neural effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation at the single-cell level. Nature Communications, 10(1), 2642.


Mircea van der Plas: Krause, M. R., Vieira, P. G., Csorba, B. A., Pilly, P. K., & Pack, C. C. (2019). Transcranial alternating current stimulation entrains single-neuron activity in the primate brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(12), 5747 LP-5755.

Chloe Chiou:  Reinhart, R. M. G., & Nguyen, J. A. (2019). Working memory revived in older adults by synchronizing rhythmic brain circuits. Nature Neuroscience, 22(5), 820–827.


Oscar Ferrante: E Spaak, FP de Lange – bioRxiv, 2019 “Implicit learning and exploitation of regularities involve hippocampal and prefrontal theta activity”


Ole Jensen: van Ede, F., Chekroud, S. R., Stokes, M. G., & Nobre, A. C. (2019). Concurrent visual and motor selection during visual working memory guided action. Nature Neuroscience.


Ana Pesquita: Gordon, N., Hohwy, J., Davidson, M. J., van Boxtel, J., & Tsuchiya, N. (2019, January 1). From Intermodulation Components to Perception and Cognition- a Review.

Sophie Hardy: Terporten, R., Schoffelen, J.-M., Dai, B., Hagoort, P., & Kösen, A. (2018). The relation between alpha/beta oscillations and the encoding of sentence induced contextual information. Biorxiv, 501437.


Craig McAllister: Muralidharan, V., Yu, X., Cohen, M. X., & Aron, A. R. (2019). Preparing to Stop Action Increases Beta Band Power in Contralateral Sensorimotor Cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1–12.


Yali Pan: Degno, F., Loberg, O., Zang, C., Zhang, M., Donnelly, N., & Liversedge, S. P. (2018). Parafoveal previews and lexical frequency in natural reading: Evidence from eye movements and fixation-related potentials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.


Hyojin Park: Lee, D. S., Lee, J. S., Oh, S. H., Kim, S. K., Kim, J. W., Chung, J. K., … Kim, C. S. (2001). Cross-modal plasticity and cochlear implants. Nature.

Alexander Zhigalov: Deco, G., Cruzat, J., & Kringelbach, M.L. (2019). Brain songs framework used for discovering the relevant timescale of the human brain.  Nature Communications 10.


Gosia Wislowska: Bonaiuto, J. J., Meyer, S. S., Little, S., Rossiter, H., Callaghan, M. F., Dick, F., … & Bestmann, S. (2018). Lamina-specific cortical dynamics in human visual and sensorimotor cortices. eLife, 7, e33977.


Ben Griffiths: Goyal, A., Miller, J., Qasim, S., Watrous, A. J., Stein, J. M., Inman, C. S., … Jacobs, J. (2018). Functionally distinct high and low theta oscillations in the human hippocampus. bioRxiv, 498055.

Geoff Brookshire:  Ho, H. T., Leung, J., Burr, D. C., Alais, D., & Morrone, M. C. (2017). Auditory sensitivity and decision criteria oscillate at different frequencies separately for the two ears. Current Biology, 27(23), 3643-3649.


Thomas Schreiner: Mélanie Strauss, Stanislas Dehaene; Detection of arithmetic violations during sleep, Sleep, , zsy232,


Alamia, A., & Vanrullen, R. (2018). Alpha oscillations and travelling waves: signatures of predictive coding? BioRxiv, 1–22.

Special Christmas selection:

 Hougaard, A., Lindberg, U., Arngrim, N., Larsson, H. B. W., Olesen, J., Amin, F. M., … Haddock, B. T. (2015). Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: Functional MRI study. BMJ (Online), 351.

 Huang, B. E., Clifford, D., & Lê Cao, K. A. (2014). The surprising benefit of passive–aggressive behaviour at Christmas parties: Being crowned king of the crackers. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 694–696.

 Cromb, D., Thomas, H., Garcia-Nicoletti, M., & Cheung, R. (2017). The team that plays together stays together: The effect of departmental Christmas party attendance on team cohesion within a healthcare setting. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition, 102(6), 285–288.

 Lanng, A.R., Gasbjerg, L.S., Knop, F.K. (2017). The dilemma of Danish Christmas lunches (Julefrokostdilemmaet). Ugeskr Laeger, 179(50). (Danish only)


 Darriba, Á., & Waszak, F. (2018). Predictions through evidence accumulation over time. Scientific Reports, 8(1).

 Torrecillos F, Tinkhauser G, Fischer P, Green AL, Aziz TZ, Foltynie T, Limousin P, Zrinzo L, Ashkan K, Brown P, Tan H. Modulation of Beta Bursts in the Subthalamic Nucleus Predicts Motor Performance. J Neurosci. 2018 Oct 10;38(41):8905-8917. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1314-18.2018. Epub 2018 Sep 4.


Chao, Z. C., Takaura, K., Wang, L., Fujii, N., & Dehaene, S. (2018). Large-Scale Cortical Networks for Hierarchical Prediction and Prediction Error in the Primate Brain. SSRN Electronic Journal.


Johnson, E. L., Adams, J. N., Solbakk, A. K., Endestad, T., Larsson, P. G., Ivanovic, J., … Knight, R. T. (2018). Dynamic frontotemporal systems process space and time in working memory. PLoS Biology, 16(3).


 Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Ferreira, V. S., Del Prato, P., & Pylkkänen, L. (2018). The priming of basic combinatory responses in MEG. Cognition, 170, 49–63.

 Van Vugt, B., Dagnino, B., Vartak, D., Safaai, H., Panzeri, S., Dehaene, S., & Roelfsema, P. R. (2018). The threshold for conscious report: Signal loss and response bias in visual and frontal cortex. Science, 360(6388), 537–542.


 Hunt, L.T., Malalasekera, W.M.N., Berker, A.O. de, Miranda, B., Farmer, S.F., Behrens, T.E.J., and Kennerley, S.W. (2018). Triple dissociation of attention and decision computations across prefrontal cortex. Nature Neuroscience 21, 1471.

 Lowet, E., Gomes, B., Srinivasan, K., Zhou, H., Schafer, R. J., & Desimone, R. (2018). Enhanced Neural Processing by Covert Attention only during Microsaccades Directed toward the Attended Stimulus. Neuron.


 Segaert, K., Mazaheri, A., & Hagoort, P. (2018). Binding language: Structuring sentences through precisely timed oscillatory mechanisms. European Journal of Neuroscience.

 Demarchi, G., Sanchez, G., & Weisz, N. (2014). Prediction-related neural activity during silent periods is sharply tuned. BioRxiv (preprint).


 Kornrumpf, B., Dimigen, O., & Sommer, W. (2017). Lateralization of posterior alpha EEG reflects the distribution of spatial attention during saccadic reading. Psychophysiology, 54(6), 809–823.


 Moein Esghaei, Mohammad Reza Daliri, Stefan Treue: Attention decouples action potentials from the phase of local field potentials in macaque visual cortical area MT. BMC Biology, 2018; 16 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12915-018-0551-2


 Fiebelkorn, Ian C, Mark A Pinsk, and Sabine Kastner. “A dynamic interplay within the frontoparietal network underlies rhythmic spatial attention”. Neuron 99.4 (2018): , 99, 4, 842-853. Print.


 Helfrich, Randolph F., et al. “The neural mechanisms of sustained attention are rhythmic”. Neuron 99.4 (2018): , 99, 4, 854-865. Print.


 Keitel et al., Stimulus-driven brain rhythms within the alpha band: The attentional-modulation conundrum (preprint).


 Kienitz et al., Rhythmic neural spiking and attentional sampling arising from cortical receptive field interactions (preprint).


 Cole, S. R., & Voytek, B. (2018). Cycle-by-cycle analysis of neural oscillations. bioRxiv, 302000.


 Zhang, H., Watrous, A. J., Patel, A., & Jacobs, J. (In Press). Theta and alpha oscillations are traveling waves in the human neocortex. Neuron.  10.1016/j.neuron.2018.05.019

Goldstein, P., Weissman-Fogel, I., Dumas, G., & Shamay-Tsoory, S. G. (2018). Brain-to-brain coupling during handholding is associated with pain reduction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,


 Kaplan, R., Bush, D., Bisby, J. A., Horner, A. J., Meyer, S. S., & Burgess, N. (2017). Medial Prefrontal–Medial Temporal Theta Phase Coupling in Dynamic Spatial Imagery. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(3), 507–519.


 Karalis, N., Dejean, C., Chaudun, F., Khoder, S., Rozeske, R. R., Wurtz, H., … Herry, C. (2016). 4-Hz oscillations synchronize prefrontal–amygdala circuits during fear behavior. Nature Neuroscience, 19(4), 605–612.

 Pfeiffer, C., & De Lucia, M. (2017). Cardio-audio synchronization drives neural surprise response. Scientific Reports, 7(1).


 Schapiro, A. C., McDevitt, E. A., Rogers, T. T., Mednick, S. C., & Norman, K. A. (2017). Human hippocampal replay during rest prioritizes weakly-learned information and predicts memory performance. BioRxiv, 173021.

 Loonis, R. F., Brincat, S. L., Antzoulatos, E. G., & Miller, E. K. (2017). A Meta-Analysis Suggests Different Neural Correlates for Implicit and Explicit Learning. Neuron, 96(2), 521–534.e7.


 Zhou, G., Bourguignon, M., Parkkonen, L., & Hari, R. (2016). Neural signatures of hand kinematics in leaders vs. followers: A dual-MEG study. NeuroImage, 125, 731–738.

 Wutz, A., Melcher, D., & Samaha, J. (2018). Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(6), 1346–1351.


 Harris, A. M., Dux, P. E., & Mattingley, J. B. (2018). Detecting unattended stimuli depends on the phase of pre-stimulus neural oscillations. The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 3006–17.

 O’Hare, L., Menchinelli, F., & Durrant, S. J. (2018). Resting-State Alpha-Band Oscillations in Migraine. Perception, 30100661875563.


 Ezzyat, Y., Wanda, P. A., Levy, D. F., Kadel, A., Aka, A., Pedisich, I., … Kahana, M. J. (2018). Closed-loop stimulation of temporal cortex rescues functional networks and improves memory. Nature Communications, 9(1), 365.

 Coll, M.-P., Press, C., Hobson, H., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2017). Crossmodal Classification of Mu Rhythm Activity during Action Observation and Execution Suggests Specificity to Somatosensory Features of Actions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(24), 5936–5947.


 Breska, Assaf, and Leon Y. Deouell. “Neural Mechanisms of Rhythm-Based Temporal Prediction: Delta Phase-Locking Reflects Temporal Predictability but Not Rhythmic Entrainment.” PLOS Biology 15, no. 2 (October 2, 2017): e2001665.

   (Opinion) Obleser, Jonas, Molly J. Henry, and Peter Lakatos. “What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Rhythm?” PLOS Biology 15, no. 9 (September 19, 2017): e2002794.

   (response) Breska, Assaf, and Leon Y. Deouell. “Dance to the Rhythm, Cautiously: Isolating Unique Indicators of Oscillatory Entrainment.” PLOS Biology 15, no. 9 (September 19, 2017): e2003534.

 Vöröslakos, M., Takeuchi, Y., Brinyiczki, K., Zombori, T., Oliva, A., Fernández-Ruiz, A., … Berényi, A. (2018). Direct effects of transcranial electric stimulation on brain circuits in rats and humans. Nature Communications, 9(1), 483.


 Hill, A. T., Rogasch, N. C., Fitzgerald, P. B., & Hoy, K. E. (2017). Effects of prefrontal bipolar and high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation on cortical reactivity and working memory in healthy adults. NeuroImage, 152, 142–157.


 Guise, K. G., & Shapiro, M. L. (2017). Medial Prefrontal Cortex Reduces Memory Interference by Modifying Hippocampal Encoding. Neuron, 94(1), 183–192.e8.

 André M Bastos, Roman Loonis, Simon Kornblith, Mikael Lundqvist and Earl K. Miller (2017). Laminar recordings in frontal cortex suggest distinct layers for maintenance and control of working memory.


 Daume, J., Gruber, T., Engel, A. K., & Friese, U. (2017). Phase-amplitude coupling and long-range phase synchronization reveal frontotemporal interactions during visual working memory. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(2), 313-322.

 Minxha, J., Mosher, C., Morrow, J. K., Mamelak, A. N., Adolphs, R., Gothard, K. M., & Rutishauser, U. (2017). Fixations Gate Species-Specific Responses to Free Viewing of Faces in the Human and Macaque Amygdala. Cell Reports, 18(4), 878–891.


 Roy, D. S., Muralidhar, S., Smith, L. M., & Tonegawa, S. (2017). Silent memory engrams as the basis for retrograde amnesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(46), E9972–E9979.

 Solomon, E. A., Kragel, J. E., Sperling, M. R., Sharan, A., Worrell, G., Kucewicz, M., (…)Kahana, M. J. (2017). Widespread theta synchrony and high-frequency desynchronization underlies enhanced cognition. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1704.

 Grossman, N., Bono, D., Dedic, N., Kodandaramaiah, S. B., Rudenko, A., Suk, H.-J., (…) Boyden, E. S. (2017). Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Temporally Interfering Electric Fields. Cell, 169(6), 1029–1041.e16.


 Lafon B, Henin S, Huang Y, Friedman D, Melloni L, Thesen T, et al. Low frequency transcranial electrical stimulation does not entrain sleep rhythms measured by human intracranial recordings. Nat Commun 2017;8:1199. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01045-x.


 Lewis, C. M., Bosman, C. A., Brunet, N. M., Lima, B., Roberts, M. J., Womelsdorf, T., … Fries, P. (2016). Two frequency bands contain the most stimulus-related information in visual cortex., 49718.


 Fukuda K, Woodman GF. Visual working memory buffers information retrieved from visual long-term memory. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2017;114:5306–11. doi:10.1073/pnas.1617874114.

 Krause, M. R., Zanos, T. P., Csorba, B. A., Pilly, P. K., Choe, J., Phillips, M. E., … Pack, C. C. (2017). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Facilitates Associative Learning and Alters Functional Connectivity in the Primate Brain. Current Biology.


 Caruso L, Wunderle T, Lewis C, Valadeiro J, Trauchessec V, Rosillo J, et al. In Vivo Magnetic Recording of Neuronal Activity. Neuron 2017;95:1283–1291.e4. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2017.08.012.


 Yin, S., Liu, L., Tan, J., Ding, C., Yao, D., & Chen, A. (2017). Attentional control underlies the perceptual load effect: Evidence from voxel-wise degree centrality and resting-state functional connectivity. Neuroscience, 362, 257–264.

 Iemi, L., Chaumon, M., Crouzet, S. M., & Busch, N. A. (2017). Spontaneous Neural Oscillations Bias Perception by Modulating Baseline Excitability. The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 37(4), 807–819.


 Tomassini, A., Ambrogioni, L., Medendorp, W. P., & Maris, E. (2017). Theta oscillations locked to intended actions rhythmically modulate perception. eLife, 6.

 Khanna, P., & Carmena, J. M. (2017). Beta band oscillations in motor cortex reflect neural population signals that delay movement onset. eLife, 6.


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