Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison

Lab Meeting
Summer 2021


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 2021

June 11

Rac-Lubashevsky, R., & Frank, M.J. (2021). Analogous computations in working memory input, output, and motor gating: Electrophysiological and computational modeling evidence. Plos Computational Biology.


June 18

Jiang, J., Heller, K., & Egner, T. (2014). Bayesian modeling of flexible cognitive control. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.


June 25

Cox, C.R., & Rogers, T.T. (2021). Finding distributed needles in neural haystacks. J. Neuro. 41(5), 1019-1032


July 2

Jiang, J., Bramão, I., Khazenzon, A., Wang, S.-F., Johansson, M., & Wagner, A.D. (2020). Temporal dynamics of memory-guided cognitive control and generalization of control via overlapping associative memories. J. Neuro. 40: 2343-2356.


July 9

Mishra, J., Lowenstein, M., Campusano, R., Hu, Y., Diaz-Delgado, J., Ayyoub, J., Jain, R., & Gazzaley, A. (2021). Closed-loop Neurofeedback of Alpha Synchrony during Goal-directed Attention. J. Neuro.


July 16

Xu, Y. (2021). Towards a better understanding of information storage in visual working memory. Visual cognition.


July 23

Eckstein, M.K., Wilbrecht, L., & Collins, A.G.E. (2021). What do reinforcement learning models measure? Interpreting model parameters in cognition and neuroscience. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 41, 128-137. 


July 30

Donoghue, T., Schaworonkow, N., Voytek, B. (2021). Methodological considerations for studying neural oscillations. European Journal of Neuroscience.


August 6

No lab meeting.


August 13

Whitmarsh, S., Gitton, C., Jousmäki, V., Sackur, J., & Tallon-Baudry, C. (in press). Neural correlates of the subjective experience of attention.  European Journal of Neuroscience.


August 20

Levichkina, E., Kermani, M., Saalmann, Y.B., & Vidyasagar, T.R. (2021). Dynamics of coherent activity between cortical areas defines a two-stage process of top-down attention. Experimental Brain Research.


August 27

No lab meeting.




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.

If you believe the TA or course instructor has discriminated against you because of your religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background, you also may take your complaint to the Office of Equity and Diversity, room 179-A Bascom Hall, or go to:


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