Michael X Cohen

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Publications

  1. ncbi Fluctuations in oscillation frequency control spike timing and coordinate neural networks
    Michael X Cohen
    Psychology Department, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 34:8988-98. 2014
  2. pmc It's about Time
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 5:2. 2011
  3. pmc Single-trial regression elucidates the role of prefrontal theta oscillations in response conflict
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 2:30. 2011
  4. doi Subthreshold muscle twitches dissociate oscillatory neural signatures of conflicts from errors
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, United States Electronic address
    Neuroimage 86:503-13. 2014
  5. doi Five methodological challenges in cognitive electrophysiology
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Neuroimage 85:702-10. 2014
  6. pmc Dynamic interactions between large-scale brain networks predict behavioral adaptation after perceptual errors
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 23:1061-72. 2013
  7. pmc EEG source reconstruction reveals frontal-parietal dynamics of spatial conflict processing
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e57293. 2013
  8. doi Hippocampal-prefrontal connectivity predicts midfrontal oscillations and long-term memory performance
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Weesperplein 4, Amsterdam 1018 XA, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 21:1900-5. 2011
  9. doi Medial frontal cortex and response conflict: evidence from human intracranial EEG and medial frontal cortex lesion
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Brain Res 1238:127-42. 2008
  10. doi Event-related potential activity in the basal ganglia differentiates rewards from nonrewards: temporospatial principal components analysis and source localization of the feedback negativity: commentary
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 32:2270-1. 2011

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Publications57

  1. ncbi Fluctuations in oscillation frequency control spike timing and coordinate neural networks
    Michael X Cohen
    Psychology Department, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 34:8988-98. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc It's about Time
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 5:2. 2011
    ..Space is not an irrelevant dimension for brain organization; rather, a more complete understanding of how brain dynamics lead to behavior dynamics must incorporate how the brain uses time-based coding and processing schemes...
  3. pmc Single-trial regression elucidates the role of prefrontal theta oscillations in response conflict
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 2:30. 2011
    ..Given that these methods shed new light on the prefrontal mechanisms of response conflict, they are also likely to be useful for investigating other neurocognitive processes...
  4. doi Subthreshold muscle twitches dissociate oscillatory neural signatures of conflicts from errors
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, United States Electronic address
    Neuroimage 86:503-13. 2014
    ..These findings shed new light on the local and global network mechanisms of conflict monitoring and error detection, and their relationship to online action adjustment. ..
  5. doi Five methodological challenges in cognitive electrophysiology
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Neuroimage 85:702-10. 2014
    ..We hope that this paper will help foster discussions and debates about important themes in the study of how the brain's rhythmic patterns of spatiotemporal electrophysiological activity support cognition. ..
  6. pmc Dynamic interactions between large-scale brain networks predict behavioral adaptation after perceptual errors
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 23:1061-72. 2013
    ..These findings demonstrate that multiple large-scale brain networks interact dynamically and in a directionally specific manner in different frequency bands to support flexible behavior adaptation during perceptual decision making...
  7. pmc EEG source reconstruction reveals frontal-parietal dynamics of spatial conflict processing
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e57293. 2013
    ..These findings shed new light into the large-scale network dynamics of spatial conflict processing, and how those networks are shaped by oscillatory interactions...
  8. doi Hippocampal-prefrontal connectivity predicts midfrontal oscillations and long-term memory performance
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Weesperplein 4, Amsterdam 1018 XA, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 21:1900-5. 2011
    ..More generally, these results highlight the importance of incorporating individual differences when linking structure and function to cognition...
  9. doi Medial frontal cortex and response conflict: evidence from human intracranial EEG and medial frontal cortex lesion
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Brain Res 1238:127-42. 2008
    ..These findings provide novel evidence for the role of MFC oscillations and their relation to surface EEG-recorded potentials during action monitoring...
  10. doi Event-related potential activity in the basal ganglia differentiates rewards from nonrewards: temporospatial principal components analysis and source localization of the feedback negativity: commentary
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 32:2270-1. 2011
    ..Based on empirical and anatomical evidence, we argue that this scalp-recorded ERP component is highly unlikely to be generated by the basal ganglia...
  11. doi Good vibrations: cross-frequency coupling in the human nucleus accumbens during reward processing
    Michael X Cohen
    University of Bonn, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:875-89. 2009
    ..Gamma-alpha synchronization may reflect an electrophysiological gating mechanism in the human nucleus accumbens, and the phase differences in gamma-alpha coupling may reflect a reward information coding scheme similar to phase coding...
  12. doi Gamma-band activity in the human superior temporal sulcus during mentalizing from nonverbal social cues
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, 53101 Bonn, Germany
    Psychophysiology 46:43-51. 2009
    ..This may be relevant for other social cognitive processes, as well as to the study of autism spectrum disorders, for which both mentalizing deficits and abnormal gamma activity have been reported...
  13. doi Connectivity-based segregation of the human striatum predicts personality characteristics
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology and Life and Brain Center, Department of Neurocognition, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Street 25, Bonn 53105, Germany
    Nat Neurosci 12:32-4. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that the strength of limbic-striatal connectivity may, in part, underlie human personality traits...
  14. doi Neuroelectric signatures of reward learning and decision-making in the human nucleus accumbens
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology and Center for Life and Brain, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 34:1649-58. 2009
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  15. pmc Nuclei accumbens phase synchrony predicts decision-making reversals following negative feedback
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology and Center for Life and Brain and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bonn, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:7591-8. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that a neural network including the nucleus accumbens bilaterally becomes functionally connected via theta phase synchrony to signal the need to adjust behavior...
  16. doi Top-down-directed synchrony from medial frontal cortex to nucleus accumbens during reward anticipation
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:246-52. 2012
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  17. doi Error-related medial frontal theta activity predicts cingulate-related structural connectivity
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 55:1373-83. 2011
    ..These findings provide novel evidence for the role of widespread fronto-striatal networks in monitoring actions and signaling behavioral errors...
  18. ncbi Neurocomputational mechanisms of reinforcement-guided learning in humans: a review
    Michael X Cohen
    University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 8:113-25. 2008
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  19. ncbi Assessing transient cross-frequency coupling in EEG data
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology and Center for Life and Brain, University of Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 168:494-9. 2008
    ..This method might have useful applications in uncovering the electrophysiological correlates of cognitive processes...
  20. doi Covariance-based subdivision of the human striatum using T1-weighted MRI
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology and Center for Life and Brain, University of Bonn, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1534-46. 2008
    ..These novel approaches may be useful in understanding connectivity of other regions, and changes in connectivity in patient or ageing populations...
  21. ncbi Dopamine gene predicts the brain's response to dopaminergic drug
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Bonn 53105, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 26:3652-60. 2007
    ..Thus, individual variability in how dopaminergic drugs affect the brain reflects genetic disposition. These findings may help to explain the link between genetic disposition and risk for addictive disorders...
  22. doi Intracranial EEG correlates of expectancy and memory formation in the human hippocampus and nucleus accumbens
    Nikolai Axmacher
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Neuron 65:541-9. 2010
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that activity in a loop involving the hippocampus and the nucleus accumbens promotes encoding of unexpected events...
  23. doi Activation of the caudal anterior cingulate cortex due to task-related interference in an auditory Stroop paradigm
    Sven Haupt
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:3043-56. 2009
    ..Taken together, we found (besides activation of regions well-known from visual Stroop tasks) activation of the very caudal and posterior part of the ACC due to task-related interference in an auditory Stroop task...
  24. ncbi Sustained neural activity patterns during working memory in the human medial temporal lobe
    Nikolai Axmacher
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:7807-16. 2007
    ..Our results thus provide direct evidence for sustained neural activity patterns during working memory maintenance in the MTL, and show that these patterns depend on WM load...
  25. ncbi Amygdala tractography predicts functional connectivity and learning during feedback-guided decision-making
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Neuroimage 39:1396-407. 2008
    ..These findings provide novel insights into how the anatomy and functioning of amygdala-related brain circuits mediate different aspects of feedback-guided learning behavior...
  26. doi Functional connectivity of the striatum links motivation to action control in humans
    Helga A Harsay
    Amsterdam Center for Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior Acacia, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:10701-11. 2011
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  27. doi Not all errors are alike: theta and alpha EEG dynamics relate to differences in error-processing dynamics
    Joram van Driel
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:16795-806. 2012
    ..Post-error brain dynamics thus consist of heterogeneous activity from multiple neurocognitive processes...
  28. ncbi How the aging brain translates motivational incentive into action: the role of individual differences in striato-cortical white matter pathways
    Helga A Harsay
    Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior Acacia, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 1:530-9. 2011
    ..More generally, the data suggest that capturing individual differences may be crucial to better understand developmental trajectories in motivated behavior...
  29. doi Nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation decreases ratings of depression and anxiety in treatment-resistant depression
    Bettina H Bewernick
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 67:110-6. 2010
    ..Since anhedonia is a feature of depression and there is evidence of dysfunction of the reward system, DBS to the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) might be promising...
  30. doi Interference of working memory load with long-term memory formation
    Nikolai Axmacher
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 29:1501-13. 2009
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that high WM demands interfere with LTM encoding and thus support the idea that WM and LTM processes interact in the MTL...
  31. ncbi Corticostriatal connectivity underlies individual differences in the balance between habitual and goal-directed action control
    Sanne de Wit
    Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:12066-75. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that integrity of dissociable corticostriatal pathways underlies individual differences in action control in the healthy population, which may ultimately mediate vulnerability to impulse control disorders...
  32. ncbi Inferior temporal, prefrontal, and hippocampal contributions to visual working memory maintenance and associative memory retrieval
    Charan Ranganath
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Neurosci 24:3917-25. 2004
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  33. doi Oscillatory activity and phase-amplitude coupling in the human medial frontal cortex during decision making
    Michael X Cohen
    University of Bonn, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:390-402. 2009
    ..Our findings link medial frontal oscillations to decision making, with relations among activity in different frequency bands suggesting a phase-utilizing coding of feedback valence information...
  34. pmc Prelude to and resolution of an error: EEG phase synchrony reveals cognitive control dynamics during action monitoring
    James F Cavanagh
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    J Neurosci 29:98-105. 2009
    ..Oscillatory dynamics in the theta band may in part underlie a mechanism of communication between networks involved in action monitoring and cognitive control...
  35. ncbi Neural mechanisms of expert skills in visual working memory
    Christopher D Moore
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 26:11187-96. 2006
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  36. doi Segregating intra-amygdalar responses to dynamic facial emotion with cytoarchitectonic maximum probability maps
    Rene Hurlemann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 172:13-20. 2008
    ..Our findings extend current models of facial emotion perception in humans by suggesting an intrinsic functional differentiation within the amygdala related to the extraction of value from facial expressions...
  37. ncbi Individual differences in extraversion and dopamine genetics predict neural reward responses
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, 53115 Bonn, Germany Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:851-61. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate a link between stable differences in personality, genetics, and brain functioning...
  38. pmc A role for dopamine in temporal decision making and reward maximization in parkinsonism
    Ahmed A Moustafa
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    J Neurosci 28:12294-304. 2008
    ..There were also robust trial-to-trial changes in response time, but these single trial adaptations were not affected by disease or medication and are posited to rely on extrastriatal, possibly prefrontal, structures...
  39. doi Oxytocin enhances amygdala-dependent, socially reinforced learning and emotional empathy in humans
    Rene Hurlemann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:4999-5007. 2010
    ..Overall these findings provide the first demonstration that OT can facilitate amygdala-dependent, socially reinforced learning and emotional empathy in men...
  40. doi Frontal oscillatory dynamics predict feedback learning and action adjustment
    Irene van de Vijver
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:4106-21. 2011
    ..These results demonstrate the importance of frontal theta- and beta-band oscillations and intersite communication in the realization of reinforcement learning...
  41. ncbi Deep brain stimulation to reward circuitry alleviates anhedonia in refractory major depression
    Thomas E Schlaepfer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Bonn, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:368-77. 2008
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that DBS to the nucleus accumbens might be a hypothesis-guided approach for refractory major depression...
  42. pmc Neurocomputational models of basal ganglia function in learning, memory and choice
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, University of Arizona, 1503 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
    Behav Brain Res 199:141-56. 2009
    ..Finally, we discuss possible future directions and possible ways to integrate different types of models...
  43. ncbi Functional connectivity with the hippocampus during successful memory formation
    Charan Ranganath
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Hippocampus 15:997-1005. 2005
    ..These findings demonstrate that successful memory formation is associated with transient increases in cortico-hippocampal interaction...
  44. pmc Reward expectation modulates feedback-related negativity and EEG spectra
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epilepsy and Center for Life and Brain, Sigmund Freud Str 25, Bonn 53105, Germany
    Neuroimage 35:968-78. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the neural mechanisms of feedback processing may differ between wins and losses...
  45. ncbi Reinforcement learning signals predict future decisions
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epileptology and Center for Mind and Brain, University of Bonn, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:371-8. 2007
    ..These findings provide novel evidence that humans engage a reinforcement learning process to adjust representations of competing decision options...
  46. pmc Individual differences and the neural representations of reward expectation and reward prediction error
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Epilepsy, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2:20-30. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the brain engages a reinforcement learning process during risk-taking and that individual differences play a crucial role in modeling this process...
  47. doi Dorsal striatal-midbrain connectivity in humans predicts how reinforcements are used to guide decisions
    Thorsten Kahnt
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Charité Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:1332-45. 2009
    ..These results suggest that connections between the putative SN and the DS are critical for modulating action values in the DS according to both positive and negative reinforcements to guide future decision making...
  48. pmc Prefrontal cortex fails to learn from reward prediction errors in alcohol dependence
    Soyoung Q Park
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:7749-53. 2010
    ..Furthermore, they extend the scope of neurobiological deficits underlying addiction beyond the focus on the striatum...
  49. doi Cortical electrophysiological network dynamics of feedback learning
    Michael X Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Weesperplein 4, Amsterdam 1018 XA, The Netherlands
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:558-66. 2011
    ..Testing these predictions may provide new insights into the basic mechanisms underlying learning and how these mechanisms may be impaired in clinical disorders in which feedback learning is compromised...
  50. ncbi Dissociable correlates of recollection and familiarity within the medial temporal lobes
    Charan Ranganath
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, 1544 Newton Ct, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Neuropsychologia 42:2-13. 2004
    ..Collectively, these results support the view that different subregions within the MTL memory system implement unique encoding processes that differentially support familiarity and recollection...
  51. doi Aging affects medial but not anterior frontal learning-related theta oscillations
    Irene van de Vijver
    Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior Acacia, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Neurobiol Aging 35:692-704. 2014
    ..These results demonstrate a shift in cortical networks that support reinforcement learning in older adults, and shed new light on the changes in neurophysiological (oscillatory) mechanisms with neurocognitive aging. ..
  52. doi Brain connectivity and high functioning autism: a promising path of research that needs refined models, methodological convergence, and stronger behavioral links
    Marlies E Vissers
    Department of Psychology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Weesperplein 4, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36:604-25. 2012
    ..The frequently suggested pattern of long-range under-connectivity and local over-connectivity is in need of refinement...
  53. pmc Deconstructing the "resting" state: exploring the temporal dynamics of frontal alpha asymmetry as an endophenotype for depression
    John J B Allen
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:232. 2010
    ..This approach opens new possibilities for investigating rapid cortical dynamics during resting-state EEG...
  54. ncbi Different neural systems adjust motor behavior in response to reward and punishment
    Jana Wrase
    Department of Psychiatry, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Charité Campus Mitte, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Neuroimage 36:1253-62. 2007
    ..Our results provide evidence that different but somewhat overlapping circuits mediate the same behavioral adaptation when it is driven by different incentive outcomes...
  55. ncbi Neural representations of self versus other: visual-spatial perspective taking and agency in a virtual ball-tossing game
    Nicole David
    University of Cologne, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:898-910. 2006
    ..The lack of a statistically significant interaction suggests that perspective taking and agency represent independent constituents of self-consciousness...
  56. ncbi Working memory maintenance contributes to long-term memory formation: neural and behavioral evidence
    Charan Ranganath
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:994-1010. 2005
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