System Neuroscience

Journal Club

The journal club is open to anyone interested in system neuroscience, particularly electrophysiological recordings in animals and humans but also (f)MRI studies and brain stimulation.

The Journal Club is currently on summer stop. The next journal club will be on Tuesday September 4th, 12.00 o'clock @ 90 Vincent Drive.

Previous sessions:



  • 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.



  • 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.


  • Helfrich, R. F., Huang, M., Wilson, G., & Knight, R. T. (2017). Prefrontal cortex modulates posterior alpha oscillations during top-down guided visual perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(35), 201705965.


    • Neupane, S., Guitton, D., & Pack, C. C. (2017). Coherent alpha oscillations link current and future receptive fields during saccades. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in press, 201701672.


    • Töllner, T., Wang, Y., Makeig, S., Müller, H. J., Jung, T.-P., & Gramann, K. (2017). Two Independent Frontal Midline Theta Oscillations During Conflict Detection and Adaptation in a Simon-type Manual Reaching Task. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(9), 1752–16.


  • Hasan, M. T., Hernández-González, S., Dogbevia, G., Treviño, M., Bertocchi, I., Gruart, A., & Delgado-García, J. M. (2013). Role of motor cortex NMDA receptors in learning-dependent synaptic plasticity of behaving mice. Nature Communications, 4, 2258.


  • Wöstmann, M., Lim, S.-J., & Obleser, J. (2017). The Human Neural Alpha Response to Speech is a Proxy of Attentional Control. Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 27(6), 3307–3317.


  • Kim, Y.-J., Tsai, J. J., Ojemann, J. & Verghese, P. Attention to multiple objects facilitates their integration in prefrontal and parietal cortex. J. Neurosci. 37, 2370–16 (2017).


  • Gordon, N., Koenig-Robert, R., Tsuchiya, N., Van Boxtel, J. J. A. & Hohwy, J. Neural markers of predictive coding under perceptual uncertainty revealed with hierarchical frequency tagging. Elife 6, 362–369 (2017).doi:10.7554/eLife.22749.


  • van Ede, F., Niklaus, M. & Nobre, A. C. Temporal Expectations Guide Dynamic Prioritization in Visual Working Memory through Attenuated α Oscillations. J. Neurosci. 37, 437–445 (2017).





  • Fahrenfort, J. J., van Leeuwen, J., Olivers, C. N. L. & Hogendoorn, H. Perceptual integration without conscious access. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 201617268 (2017). doi:10.1073/pnas.1617268114


  • Brodski-Guerniero A, Paasch G-F, Wollstadt P, Oezdemir I, Lizier JT, Wibral M. Activating task relevant prior knowledge increases active information storage in content specific brain areas. bioRxiv 2016:89300. doi:10.1101/089300.


  • Babapoor-Farrokhran S, Vinck M, Womelsdorf T, Everling S. Theta and beta synchrony coordinate frontal eye fields and anterior cingulate cortex during sensorimotor mapping. Nat Commun. 2017 Feb 7;8:13967.
  • Samaha, J., Gosseries, O., & Postle, B. R. (2017). Distinct oscillatory frequencies underlie excitability of human occipital and parietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 3413-16.


  • King, J.-R., Pescetelli, N., & Dehaene, S. (2016). Brain Mechanisms Underlying the Brief Maintenance of Seen and Unseen Sensory Information. Neuron, 92(5), 1122–1134.
  • Heib, D. P., Hoedlmoser, K., Anderer, P., Gruber, G., Zeitlhofer, J., & Schabus, M. (2015). Oscillatory theta activity during memory formation and its impact on overnight consolidation: a missing link?. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00804


  • Mayer, A., Schwiedrzik, C. M., Wibral, M., Singer, W., & Melloni, L. (2016). Expecting to See a Letter: Alpha Oscillations as Carriers of Top-Down Sensory Predictions. Cerebral Cortex, 26(7), 3146–3160.
  • Rothschild, Gideon, Elad Eban, and Loren M. Frank. (2017). “A Cortical-Hippocampal-Cortical Loop of Information Processing during Memory Consolidation.” Nature Neuroscience 20 (2): 251–59.


  • Rose, N. S., LaRocque, J. J., Riggall, A. C., Gosseries, O., Starrett, M. J., Meyering, E. E., & Postle, B. R. (2016). Reactivation of latent working memories with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Science, 354(6316), 1136–1139.