System Neuroscience

Journal Club

The journal club is a weekly lunch meeting (usually Tuesdays 12:30 - 13:30), open to anyone interested in system neuroscience, particularly electrophysiological recordings in animals and humans but also (f)MRI studies and brain stimulation. It's an informal meeting where exciting/interesting/ inspiring/'fresh-from-the-press' published papers will be presented and discussed. 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.

Feel free to bring your lunch (or for the time being: to nibble away behind your computers on Zoom)!

The next journal club will be on Tuesday October 20th @ 12:30 pm.

Please tune in via Zoom, an invitation will be send via email.

Upcoming sessions:


  • 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.


  • Alexander Zhigalov: Gunseli, E., & Aly, M. (2020). Preparation for upcoming attentional states in the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. ELife.

  • Hyojin Park: t.b.a.


  • Geoff Brookshire: t.b.a.

  • Christopher Postzich: t.b.a.


  • 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.

  • Mircea van der Plas: t.b.a.


  • Sander van Bree: t.b.a.

  • George Parish: t.b.a.


  • Marit Petzka: t.b.a.

  • Danying Wang: t.b.a.


  • Kyung-Min An: t.b.a.

15-12-2020 (***Chistmas special***)

  • Chloe Chiou

Previous sessions:


  • 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 .



  • 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.



  • 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).



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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).



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.

  • 27/11/2018:

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.

  • 20/11/2018:

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





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



  • 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.



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