Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison

Lab Meeting
Summer 2020


Background readings

Postle BR (2015). The cognitive neuroscience of visual short-term memory, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 1: 40-46.

Aschwanden C (2014). Harassment in Science, Replicated. New York Times, August 11.

Postle BR (2017). Harassment in the academic setting. (View the first 12 minutes or so of the lecture)



Summer 2020

May 15

Salahub, C., Lockhart, H. A., Dube, B., Al-Aidroos, N., & Emrich, S. M. (2019). Electrophysiological correlates of the flexible allocation of visual working memory resources. Scientific Reports9(1), 1-11.


May 22

Wang, S., Itthipuripat, S., & Ku, Y. (2020). Encoding strategy mediates the effect of electrical stimulation over posterior parietal cortex on visual short-term memory. Cortex. 


May 29

Rac-Lubashevsky, R., & Kessler, Y. (2018). Oscillatory correlates of control over working memory gating and updating: an EEG study using the reference-back paradigm. Journal of cognitive neuroscience30(12), 1870-1882.


June 5

Bichot, N. P., Xu, R., Ghadooshahy, A., Williams, M. L., & Desimone, R. (2019). The role of prefrontal cortex in the control of feature attention in area V4. Nature Communications10(1), 1-12. 

June 12

Bone, M. B., Ahmad, F., & Buchsbaum, B. R. (2020). Feature-specific neural reactivation during episodic memory. Nature Communications11(1), 1-13.


June 19

Chatham, C. H., & Badre, D. (2015). Multiple gates on working memory. Current opinion in behavioral sciences1, 23-31.


June 26

Boettcher, S. E., Stokes, M. G., Nobre, A. C., & van Ede, F. (2020). One thing leads to another: anticipating visual object identity based on associative-memory templates. Journal of Neuroscience.


July 3

Samaha, J., Lemi, L., Haegens, S., & Busch, N. (2020). Spontaneous Brain Oscillations and Perceptual Decision Making.


July 10

Antonov, P. A., Chakravarthi, R., & Andersen, S. K. (2020). Too little, too late, and in the wrong place: Alpha band activity does not reflect an active mechanism of selective attention. NeuroImage, 117006.


July 17

Fox, K. C., Shi, L., Baek, S., Raccah, O., Foster, B. L., Saha, S., ... & Parvizi, J. (2020). Intrinsic network architecture predicts the effects elicited by intracranial electrical stimulation of the human brain. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-14.


July 24

Assem, M., Glasser, M. F., Van Essen, D. C., & Duncan, J. (2020). A domain-general cognitive core defined in multimodally parcellated human cortex. Cerebral Cortex30(8), 4361-4380. 


July 31

Xie, W., Campbell, S., & Zhang, W. (2020). Working Memory Capacity Predicts Individual Differences in Social Distancing Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US.


August 7

Lorenc, E. S., Vandenbroucke, A. R., Nee, D. E., de Lange, F. P., & D’Esposito, M. (2020). Dissociable neural mechanisms underlie currently-relevant, future-relevant, and discarded working memory representations. Scientific Reports10(1), 1-17.


August 14

Fritsche, M., Spaak, E., & de Lange, F. P. (2020). A Bayesian and efficient observer model explains concurrent attractive and repulsive history biases in visual perception. Elife9. 


August 21

No Lab Meeting


August 28

Torres-Gomez, S., Blonde, J. D., Mendoza-Halliday, D., Kuebler, E., Everest, M., Wang, X. J., ... & Martinez-Trujillo, J. (2020). Changes in the Proportion of Inhibitory Interneuron Types from Sensory to Executive Areas of the Primate Neocortex: Implications for the Origins of Working Memory Representations. Cerebral Cortex. 




Where to take complaints about a Teaching Assistant or Course Instructor:

Occasionally, a student may have a complaint about a TA or course instructor. If that happens, you should feel free to discuss the matter directly with the TA or instructor. If the complaint is about the TA and you do not feel comfortable discussing it with him or her, you should discuss it with the course instructor. If you do not want to approach the instructor, make an appointment to speak to the Department Chair, Professor Patricia Devine, by emailing:

If your complaint has to do with sexual harassment, you may also take your complaint to Dan Barnish, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, phone 262-0512 or email him at His office is located on the second floor of the Psychology building, room 223.

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