Publications

  1. Maoz U, Yaffe G, Koch C and Mudrik L. Neural precursors of decisions that matter – an ERP study of deliberate versus arbitrary choices. In preparation
  2. Maoz U*, Zairi N*, Wong SM*, Samad M, Timing of intention and movement onset in deliberate and arbitrary decisions. In preparation
  3. Scalzo F*, Maoz U*, Suthana N and Fried I, A novel decoder for single-trial analysis of neural data. In preparation
  4. Maoz U and Mankin E, Good vibrations – A data-driven method for locating meaningful frequencies in neural signals. In preparation
  5. Titiz AS, Hill MRH, Eliashiv D, Tchemodanov N, Maoz U, Stern J, Tran M, Mankin E, Behnke E, Suthana, NA, Fried I. Theta-Burst Microstimulation in the Human Entorhinal Area Improves Memory. Submitted
  6. Maoz U, Harel J and Mekel-Bobrov N. Paresthesia and analgesia in spinal cord stimulation: an rCBF PET study. Submitted
  7. Maoz U and Yaffe G (2015), What Does Recent Neuroscience Tell Us About Criminal Responsibility? Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 3(1): 120-139 (here)
  8. Mudrik L and Maoz U (2015) “Me & my brain": Exposing neuroscience’s closet dualism in studies of consciousness and free will. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(2): 211-221 (here)
  9. Maoz U, Mudrik L, Rivlin R, Ross I, Mamelak A and Yaffe G (2015) On reporting the onset of the intention to move, in Alfred R. Mele, (Ed). Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, 184-202 (here)
  10. Maoz U and Flash T. (2014) Spatial constant equi-affine speed and motion perception Journal of Neurophysiology, 111: 336-349 (here)
  11. Maoz U and Yaffe G, Neuroscience and the Law (2013), in Gazzaniga et al. (Eds.), Cognitive Neuroscience, The Biology of Mind 4th Edition, Norton & Company, 1025-1033 (here)
  12. Maoz U, Rutishauser U, Kim S, Cai X, Lee D and Koch C (2013) Predeliberation activity in prefrontal cortex and striatum and the prediction of subsequent value judgment, Front. Neurosci. 7:225. [Featured in spotlight: Hunt, L. T. (2014). What are the neural origins of choice variability? Trends in cognitive sciences. 18(5): 222-224 (here)] (here)
  13. Maoz U, Ye S, Ross I, Mamelak A and Koch C (2012) Predicting Action Content On-Line and in Real Time before Action Onset – an Intracranial Human Study. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 25 MIT Press, 872-880. (here)
  14. Flash T, Maoz U and Polyakov F (2009) Arm Trajectory Formation, in Binder MD, Hirokawa N, Windhorst U and Hirsch MC (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Springer (here)
  15. Maoz U, Berthoz A and Flash T (2009) Complex Unconstrained Three-Dimensional Hand Movement and Constant Equi-Affine Speed, Journal of Neurophysiology, 101: 1002-1015 (here)
  16. Pollick FE*, Maoz U*, Giblin PJ, Handzel AA, Giblin PJ, Sapiro G and Flash T (2009) Three-dimensional arm movements at constant equi-affine speed. Cortex 45: 325-339 (here)
  17. Maoz U, Portugaly E, Flash T and Weiss Y (2005) Noise and the two-thirds power law. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 18 MIT Press (here)


* Equal contribution


Patent

  • Maoz U, Ye S and Koch C, Online real time (ORT) computer based prediction system; pending


Selected Conference Abstracts

  • Maoz U, Wong SM, and Merholz G (2016), Can random number generation be taught implicitly? 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (poster)
  • Ziari N, Wong SM, Samad M and Maoz U (2016) Timing the onset of the decision to move in arbitrary and deliberate decisions. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (poster)
  • R. Rauck, U. Maoz, N. Mekel-Bobrov (2016) Different Mechanisms of Action Between Paresthesia and Paresthesia-Free SCS: A PET Study (Best poster award)
  • Maoz U, Mudrik L, Rivlin R, Yaffe G, Adolphs R and Koch C, Neural precursors of decisions that matter – an ERP study of the role of consciousness in deliberate and random choices (2015), 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
  • Maoz U, Mudrik L, Ye S, Eliashiv D, Chung J, Ross I, Mamelak A and Koch C (2013) Predicting deliberate decisions in a competitive environment from neural signals – an intracranial human study. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
  • Maoz U, Mudrik L, Ye S, Eliashiv D, Chung J, Ross I, Mamelak A, Adolphs R, Yaffe G and Koch C (2013) Is consciousness involved in deliberate decision-making? Evidence from intracranial recordings. 17th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (Oral presentation)
  • Jefferson J, Maoz U, Tsuchiya N, Tudusciuc O, Ye S, Tsimerinov E, Mamelak A, Eliashiv D, Chung J (2013) Alpha-gamma Frequencies and Their Possible Role in Seizure Evolution, Neurology
  • Chung J, Maoz U, Tsuchiya N, Tudusciuc O, Ye S, Mamelak A, Eliashiv D (2012) Intracranial EEG Ictal Onset Frequency: High or Low? 10th European Congress on Epileptology (Best-poster award)
  • Maoz U, Ye S, Ross I, Mamelak A and Koch C. (2012) An Intracortical Study of Online Realtime Action-Content Prediction in Patients. 40th Neural Interfaces Conference
  • Maoz U, Kim S, Rutishauser U, Lee D and Koch C (2010) Neural Prejudice – Single Neuron Representation of Biased Competition for Value-Based Decision Making in the Primate Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex. 17th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation
  • Rivlin R and Maoz U (2009) Deliberation on Deliberation: Moral Responsibility after Libet. Moral Responsibility: Neuroscience, Organization & Engineering
  • Maoz U, Arieli A, Ullman S and Koch C (2008) Using single-trial EEG data to predict laterality of voluntary motor decisions. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts
  • Maoz U, Portugaly E, Flash T and Weiss Y (2006) Noise, smoothness and the two-thirds power law. Second Computational Motor Control Workshop (Best-poster award, first prize)
  • Maoz U, Berthoz A, Weiss Y & Flash T (2005) Power-laws of Three-dimensional Upper Limb Movement. Progress in Motor Control V
  • Maoz U, Berthoz A, Bret B, Tramus MH & Flash T (2005) Three-dimensional arm movement. Computational Motor Control Workshop
  • Maoz U, Berthoz A, Bret M, Tramus MH & Flash T (2004) Three-dimensional arm movement, from measurement to laws of motion. High Brain Functions: Multidisciplinary Approach for Distributed Neural Systems – French-Israel Binational Conference
  • Maoz U and Flash T (2002) Primitives of Motion - Building Blocks for a Language of Behavior. Tubingen University German-Israeli Minerva School in Computational Linguistics


Selected Talks

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Symposium (11/2014) “Predicting actions in speeded reaction-time and delayed-action tasks, an intracortical human study” (Chair, "Human Decision-Making: Neural Mechanisms" Nanosymposium)
  • Cognitive Forum of the University of California Los Angeles (2/2014) “Neural Precursors of Decisions that Matter – Single-Neuron, Intracortical & ERP Studies”
  • Big Questions in Free Will Symposium, Florida State University (1/2013) “On the Neural Representation of Deliberate and Random Decisions”
  • Weizmann Institute of Science (10/2013) “Is Consciousness Involved in Deliberate Decision Making? Evidence from Intracranial Recordings”
  • 17th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (7/2013) “Is Consciousness Involved in Deliberate Decision-Making? Evidence from Intracranial Recordings”
  • Tahoe Summer School in Cognitive Neuroscience (7/2013) “Cognitive Neuroscience and Criminal Responsibility”
  • Big Questions in Free Will Symposium, Florida State University (1/2013) “Reasoned Decisions and the Causal Role of Intentions”
  • SAGE Center Forum, University of California Santa Barbara (5/2012) “On Predicting Decisions and Actions, An Intracranial Study in Monkeys and Humans”
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich (4/2012) “Predicting Decisions and Actions from Intracranial Signals in Monkeys and Humans”
  • Bern University (4/2012) “Predicting Decisions and Actions, Intracranial Studies in Monkeys and Humans”
  • Big Questions in Free Will Symposium, Florida State University (1/2012) “Intracranial Study of Free Will and Moral Responsibility”
  • Memory and Decision Forum, Stanford University (9/2011) “Neural Prejudice:  Prestimulus Activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Predicts Subsequent Value Judgment”
  • Weizmann Institute of Science (4/2011) “Neural Prejudice: Prestimulus Activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Biases Subsequent Value Judgment”
  • Bar Ilan University (4/2011) “Neural Prejudice: Prestimulus Activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Biases Subsequent Value Judgment”
  • Moral Responsibility: Neuroscience, Organization & Engineering, Delft, Netherlands (8/2009) “Deliberation on Deliberation: Moral Responsibility after Libet”
  • University of Cambridge (2/2007) “Noise, Smoothness and the Two-Thirds Power Law”
  • College de France (6/2005) “Power Laws of Three-Dimensional Hand Movement”
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (4/2004) “Invariants of Three-Dimensional Movement”


Recent Lay-Audience Lectures

  • Free will? On the role of consciousness in decision-making, with an aside on undergrad research, Cognitive Science Student Association of UCLA, November 2016

  • Neuroscience and free will—the old and the new, Cognitive Science Student Association of UCLA, January 2016

  • The role of consciousness in decision-making: can neuroscience inform the debate on free will? Mitchabrim LA, June 2015
  • Can neuroscience contribute to the millennia-old debate on free will? Nerd Nite LA, February 2014 (here)
  • Neuroscience, free will and medicine – predicting decisions before awareness of having decided. Nahariya Hospital Research Forum, October 2013
  • The Problem of Free Will, C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, November 2012 (here)
  • Free Will and Moral Responsibility: A Neuroscientific Perspective, Joseph Campbell Roundtable LA, November 2011
  • Free will, moral responsibility, neuroscience and Yom Kippur. Ohr HaTorah Congregation, October 2011