Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

Proceedings & Conference Abstracts here]

  • Voloh B, Womelsdorf T (2017) Cell-type specific burst firing interacts with theta and beta activity in prefrontal cortex during attention states. Cerebral Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhx287.
  • Hassani SA, Oemisch M, Balcarras M, Westendorff S, Ardid S, van der Meer MA, Tiesinga P, Womelsdorf T (2017) A computational psychiatry approach identifies how alpha-2A noradrenergic agonist Guanfacine affects feature-based reinforcement learning in the macaque. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep40606.
  • Babapoor-Farrokhran S, Vinck M, Womelsdorf T, Everling S (2017) Theta and beta synchrony coordinate frontal eye fields and anterior cingulate cortex during sensorimotor mapping. Nature Communications. (in press) doi:10.1038/ncomms13967.
  • Watson, M., Voloh, B., Naghizadeh, M., & Womelsdorf, T. (2017). Quaddles: A multidimensional 3D object set with parametrically-controlled and customizable features. bioarxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/194381.
  • Oemisch M, Watson MR, Womelsdorf T, Schubö A (2017) Changes of attention during value-based reversal learning are tracked by N2pc and feedback-related negativity. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 11, 540, 2017.
  • Chang M, Dian JA, Dufour S, Wang L, Moradi-Chameh H, Ramani M, Zhang L, Carlen PL, Womelsdorf T, Valiante TA (2017) Brief activation of GABAergic interneurons initiates the transition to ictal events through post-inhibitory rebound excitation. Neurobiology of Disease. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2017.10.007.
  • Westendorff S, Kaping D, Everling S, Womelsdorf T (2016) Prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex neurons encode attentional targets even when they do not apparently bias behavior. Journal of Neurophysiology. (in press) doi:10.1152/jn.00027.2016. pdf
  • Balcarras M, Ardid S, Kaping D, Everling S, Womelsdorf T (2016) Attentional selection can be predicted by reinforcement learning of task-relevant stimulus features weighted by value-independent stickiness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 28(2):333-49. pdf.
  • Lewis C, Bosmann C, Womelsdorf T, Fries P (2016) Stimulus induced visual cortical networks are recapitulated by spontaneous local and inter-areal synchronization. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA, (in press) pdf.
  • Skoblenick K, Womelsdorf T, Everling S. (2016) Ketamine alters outcome-related local field potentials in monkey prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 26(6):2743-52. pdf.
  • Voloh B, Womelsdorf T (2016) A role of phase-resetting in coordinating large scale neural oscillations during attention and goal-directed behavior. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00018. pdf.
  • Lewis CM, Bosman CA, Brunet N, Lima B, Roberts MJ, Womelsdorf T, de Weerd P, Neuenschwander S, Singer W, Fries P (2016) Two frequency bands contain the most stimulus-related information in visual cortex. bioRxiv. pdf
  • Balcarras M, Womelsdorf T (2016) A flexible mechanism of rule selection enables rapid feature-based reinforcement learning. Frontiers in Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00125. pdf.
  • Womelsdorf T, Everling S (2015) Long-Range Attention Networks: Circuit Motifs Underlying Endogenously Controlled Stimulus Selection. Trends in Neurosciences. 38:11 682-700 pdf (or via RG).
  • Oemisch M, Westendorff S, Everling S, Womelsdorf T (2015) Inter-areal spiketrain correlations of anterior cingulate and dorsal prefrontal cortex during attention shifts. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(38):13076–13089. pdf.
  • Leonard TK, Mikkila J, Gerrard JL, Kaping D, Patel S, Eskandar E, Womelsdorf T, Hoffman KL (2015) Sharp wave ripples during visual exploration in the primate hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(44):14771-82. link to H-lab.
  • Voloh B, Valiante TA, Everling S, Womelsdorf T (2015) Theta gamma coordination between anterior cingulate and prefrontal cortex indexes correct attention shifts. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA 112:8457-8462. pdf
  • Micheli C, Kaping D, Westendorff S, Valiante TA, Womelsdorf T (2015) Inferior-frontal cortex phase synchronizes with the temporal-parietal junction prior to successful change detection. NeuroImage. 119:417-31. pdf.
  • Ardid S, Vinck M, Kaping D, Marquez S, Everling S, Womelsdorf T (2015) Mapping of functionally characterized cell classes onto canonical circuit operations in primate prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(7): 2975–2991. pdf.
  • Brunet, N., Bosman, C., Roberts, M., Oostenveld, R., Womelsdorf, T., de Weerd, P., Fries, P. (2015) Visual cortical gamma band activity during free viewing of natural images. Cerebral Cortex. 25(4):918-26. pdf
  • Shen C., Ardid, S., Kaping, D., Westendorff, S., Everling, S., Womelsdorf, T. (2015). Anterior cingulate cortex cells identify process-specific errors of attentional control prior to transient prefrontal-cingulate inhibition. Cerebral Cortex. 25(8):2213-28. pdf
  • Chan J., Koval M., Womelsdorf T., Lomber S., Everling S. (2015) Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Deactivation in Monkeys Reduces Preparatory Beta and Gamma Power in the Superior Colliculus. Cerebral Cortex. 25(12):4704-14.
  • Womelsdorf T, Ardid S, Everling S, Valiante TA (2014) Burst firing synchronizes prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex during attentional control. Current Biology 24 (22), 2613–2621.pdf.
  • Womelsdorf T, Valiante TA, Sahin NT, Miller KJ, Tiesinga P (2014) Dynamic circuit motifs underlying rhythmic gain control, gating and integration. Nature Neuroscience. 17: 1031–1039. pdf
  • Lipsman N, Nakao T, Kanayama N, Krauss JK, Anderson A, Giacobbe P, Hamani C, Hutchison WD, Dostrovsky JO, Womelsdorf T, Lozano AM, Northoff G (2014). Neural overlap between resting state and self-relevant activity in human subcallosal cingulate cortex–Single unit recording in an intracranial study. Cortex. 60:139-44.
  • Lipsman N., Kaping D., Westendorff S., Lozano A.M., Womelsdorf T. (2014) Beta coherence within human ventromedial prefrontal cortex precedes affective value-based choices. NeuroImage. 85(2): 769-778 pdf
  • Womelsdorf T., Landau A.N., Fries P. (2014) Attentional Selection through Rhythmic Synchronization at Multiple Frequencies. In: The Cognitive Neurosciences V. Editor: M. Gazzaniga. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, USA.
  • Phillips J, Vinck M, Everling S, Womelsdorf T (2014) A long-range fronto-parietal 5-10Hz network predicts ‘top-down’ controlled guidance in a task-switch paradigm. Cerebral Cortex. 24(8):1996-2008. pdf
  • Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Buffalo, B., Desimone, R., Fries, P. (2013) Attentional modulation of cell-class specific gamma-band synchronization in awake monkey area V4. Neuron. 80(4):1077-89 pdf
  • Womelsdorf, T., Westendorff, S., Ardid, S. (2013) Subnetwork selection in deep cortical layers is mediated by beta-oscillation dependent firing. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00025. pdf
  • Hutchison RM, Womelsdorf T, Allen, EA, Bandettini PA, Calhoun V, Corbetta M, Della Penna S, Duyn J, Glover G, Gonzalez-Castillo J, Handwerker DA, Keilholz S, Kiviniemi V, Leopold DG, de Pasquale F, Sporns O, Walter M, Chang C (2013) Dynamic functional connectivity: Promises, issues, and interpretations. NeuroImage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.079. pdf
  • Womelsdorf, T., Bosman, C.A., Fries, P. (2013) Selective Neuronal Synchronization and Attentional Stimulus Selection in Visual Cortex. Chapter 71, 1013-1030. In: The New Visual Neurosciences. Ed. J.S. Werner & L.M. Chalupa. MIT Press.
  • Laxton, AW, Neimat, JS, Davis, KD, Womelsdorf, T, Hutchison, WD, Dostrovsky, JO, Hamani, C, Mayberg, HS, Lozano, AM (2013) Neuronal Coding of Implicit Emotion Categories in Human Subgenual Prefrontal Cortex. Biological Psychiatry doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.03.029.
  • Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T. & Fries, P. (2013) Gamma oscillations and information transmission. Chapter 23. In: Principles of Neural Coding; Eds: Quiroga, R.Q. & Panzeri, S.
  • Maris, E., Womelsdorf, T., Desimome, R. & Fries, P. (2013) Rhythmic neuronal synchronization in visual cortex entails spatial phase relation diversity that is modulated by stimulation and attention. Neuroimage. doi:pii: S1053-8119(13)00127-4.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Lima, B., Vinck, M., Neuenschwander, S., Oostenveld, R., Singer, W. & Fries, P. (2012) Orientation selectivity and noise correlation in awake monkey V1 are modulated by the gamma cycle. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA. 13; 109(11): 4302‚Äì4307.
  • Bosman, C.A., Schoffelen, J.M., Bastos, A., Oostenveld, R., Womelsdorf, T., Brunet, N., Rubehn, B., Stieglitz, T., de Weerd, P., Fries, P. (2012) Stimulus Selection through Selective Synchronization between Monkey Visual Areas. Neuron. 75, 875-888.
  • Hutchison, R.M. Womelsdorf, T., Gati, S.S., Menon, R.S. & Everling, S. (2012) Resting-state networks show dynamic functional connectivity in awake humans and anesthetized macaques. Human Brain Mapping doi: 10.1002/hbm.22058.
  • Kaping, D., Vinck, M., Hutchison, R.M., Everling, S. & Womelsdorf, T. (2011) Specific contributions of ventromedial, anterior cingulate and lateral prefrontal cortex for attentional selection and stimulus valuation. PLoS Biology. 9(12): e1001224. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001224. pdf
  • Vinck, M., Battaglia, F., Womelsdorf, T., & Pennartz, C.M.A. (2011) Improved measures of phase-coupling between spikes and the local field potential. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. doi 10.1007/s10827-011-0374-4
  • Womelsdorf, T. & Fries, P. (2011) Rhythmic neuronal synchronization subserves selective attentional processing. In: Characterizing Consciousness: From Cognition to the Clinic; Ed. Stanislas Dehaene and Yves Christen. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p.109-132.
  • Womelsdorf, T. (2011) Deciphering the attentional search engine in the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 15(10): 451-452.
  • Hutchison, R.M., Womelsdorf, T., Gati, J., Leung, L.S., Menon, R.S. & Everling, S. (2011) Resting-state connectivity identifies distinct functional networks in macaque cingulate cortex. Cerebral Cortex. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr181
  • Womelsdorf, T., Johnston, K., Vinck, M. & Everling, S. (2010) Theta activity in anterior cingulate cortex predicts task-rules and their adjustments following errors. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA. 107(11):5248-53.
  • Vinck, M., Lima, B., Womelsdorf, T., Oostenveld, R., Singer, W., Neuenschwander, S. & Fries, P. (2010) Gamma phase shifting in awake monkey visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(4):9471-80.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Vinck, M., Leung, S. & Everling, S. (2010) Selective theta synchronization of choice relevant information subserves goal-directed behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 107(11): 5248-53.
  • Vinck, M., van Wingerden, M., Womelsdorf, T., Fries, P. & Pennartz, C.M.A. (2010) The pairwise phase consistency: A bias-free measure of rhythmic neuronal synchronization. NeuroImage. 51(1):112-22.
  • Bosman, C.A., Womelsdorf, T., Desimone, R., Fries, P. (2009) A microsaccadic rhythm modulates gamma-band synchronization and behavior. Journal of Neuroscience. 29(30):9471-80.
  • Womelsdorf, T., & Fries, P. (2009) Selective attention through selective neuronal synchronization. In: The Cognitive Neurosciences IV. Editor: M. Gazzaniga. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, USA.
  • Bosman, C., & Womelsdorf, T. (2008) Neuronal signatures of selective attention: Synchronization and gain modulation as mechanisms for selective sensory information processing. In: Dynamical Approaches to Brain Function: Neurobiological, Clinical and Methodological Trends. Editors: Cosmelli, D. & Aboitiz, F. Springer, Berlin, Germany.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Anton-Erxleben, K. & Treue, S. (2008) Receptive field shift and shrinkage in macaque area MT through attentional gain modulation. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(36): 8934-44.
  • Fries, P., Womelsdorf, T., Oostenveld, R. & Desimone, R. (2008) The effects of visual stimulation and selective visual attention on rhythmic neuronal synchronization in macaque area V4. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(18):4823-35.
  • Tzvetanov, T. & Womelsdorf, T. (2008) Predicting human perceptual decisions by decoding neuronal information profiles. Biological Cybernetics. 98(5):397-411.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Schoffelen, J.M., Oostenveld, R., Singer, W., Desimone, R. Engel, A.K. & Fries, P. (2007) Modulation of neuronal interactions through neuronal synchronization. Science. 316, 1609-1612.
  • Womelsdorf, T. & Fries, P. (2007) The role of neuronal synchronization in selective attention. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 17, 154-160.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Anton-Erxleben, K., Pieper, F. & Treue, S. (2006) Dynamic shifts of visual receptive fields in cortical area MT by spatial attention. Nature Neuroscience. 9, 1156-60.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Fries, P., Mitra, P.P. & Desimone, R. (2006) Gamma-band synchronization in visual cortex predicts speed of change detection. Nature. 439, 733-6.
  • Womelsdorf, T. & Fries, P. (2006) Neuronal coherence during selective attentional processing and sensory-motor integration. Journal of Physiology, Paris. 100, 182-193.
  • Tzvetanov, T., Womelsdorf, T., Niebergall, R. & Treue, S. (2006) Feature-based attention influences contextual interactions during motion repulsion. Vision Research. 46, 3651-58.
  • Womelsdorf, T., Eysel, U.T. & Kisvarday, Z.F. (2001) Comparison of orientation maps obtained with different number of stimulus orientations. NeuroImage. 13, 1131-1139.