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Braun JM†, Fauth M†, Berger M, Huang NS, Simeoni E, Gaeta E, Rodrigues do Carmo R, Garcìa-Betances R, Arredondo Waldmeyer MT, Gail A, Larsen JC, Manoonpong P, Tetzlaff T‡, Wörgötter F‡ (2024) A Brain Machine Interface Framework for Exploring Proactive Control of Smart Environments. 
Nature Scientific Reports 14:11054 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-60280-7

Cassidy L, Treue S, Gail A, Pfefferle D (2024)
Choice-based Severity Scale (CSS): Assessing the relative severity of procedures from a laboratory animal’s perspective.
PeerJ, in press.

Taghizadeh B, Fortmann O, Gail A (2024) 
Position- and scale-invariant object-centered spatial localization in monkey frontoparietal cortex dynamically adapts to cognitive demand.
Nature Communications 15:3357 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-47554-4

Ulbrich P, Gail A (2023)
Deciding while acting - Mid-movement decisions are more strongly affected by action probability than reward amount. 
eNeuro, 10(4):0240-22.2023 DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0240-22.202

Hansmeyer L, Yurt P, Agha N, Trunk A, Berger M, Calapai A, Treue S*, Gail A* (2023)
Home-enclosure based behavioral and wireless neural recording setup for unrestrained rhesus macaques.
eNeuro, 10(1) DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0285-22.2022

Möller S, Unakafov AM, Fischer J, Gail A*, Treue S*, Kagan I* (2023)
Human and macaque pairs employ different coordination strategies in a transparent decision game. 
eLife, 12:e81641 DOI 10.7554/eLife.81641

Gail A (2022)
Collaborative Research Center SFB 1528 “Cognition of Interaction”
Neuroforum 28(4):247-248 DOI: 10.1515/nf-2022-0020

Gail A (2022)
Turning decisions into actions.
PLOS Biology, 20(12), e3001927 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001927

Ferrea F, Morel P, Gail A (2022)
BCImat: a Matlab-based framework for Intracortical Brain-Computer Interfaces and their simulation with an artificial spiking neural network
Journal of Open Source Software 7(75): 3956. DOI: 10.21105/joss.03956

Ahmed Z, Agah N, Trunk A, Berger M, Gail A (2022)
Universal guide for skull extraction and custom-fitting of implants to continuous and discontinuous skulls.
eNeuro 0028-22.2022; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0028-22.2022

Ferrea E, Morel P, Franke J, Gail A (2022)
Statistical determinants of visuomotor adaptation in a virtual reality three-dimensional environment
Scientific Reports, 12: 10198. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-13866-y

Ulbrich P, Gail A (2021)
The Cone Method: Inferring Decision Times from Single-Trial 3D Movement Trajectories in Choice Behavior
Behavior Research Methods. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-021-01579-5

Silva N, [...], Gail A, [...], Marschik PB (2021)
The future of General Movement Assessment: The role of computer vision and machine learning – A scoping review
Research in Developmental Disabilities 110: 103854. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2021.103854

Tremblay S, […], Fortuna MG, […], Hueer J, […], Gail A, […], Scherberger H, […], Treue S, […], Platt ML (2020) 
An Open Resource for Non-Human Primate Optogenetics 
Neuron 108: 6. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.09.027

Aman M, Bergmeister KD, Festin C, Sporer M, Russold MF, Gstoettner C, Podesser BK, Gail A, Farina D, Cederna P & Aszmann OC (2020)
Experimental testing of bionic nerve and muscle interfaces: animal model considerations
Frontiers in Neuroscience 13: 1442. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01442

Fortuna MG, Hüer J, Guo H, Gruber J, Gruber-Dujardin E, Staiger JF, Scherberger H, Treue S, Gail A (2020)
Histological assessment of optogenetic tools to study the fronto-visual and fronto-parietal cortical networks in the rhesus macaque
Scientific Reports 10: 11051. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67752-6

Berger M, Agha N, Gail A (2020)
Wireless recording from unrestrained monkeys reveals motor goal encoding beyond immediate reach in frontoparietal cortex
eLife 9: e51322. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.51322

Unakafov A, Schultze T, Gail A, Moeller S, Kagan I, Eule S & Wolf F (2020)
Emergence and suppression of cooperation by action visibility in transparent games
PLoS Comput Biol 16(1): e1007588. DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007588

Suriya-Arunroj L & Gail A (2019)
Complementary encoding of priors in monkey frontoparietal network supports a dual process of decision-making
eLife 8: e47581. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.47581

Unakafova V, Gail A (2019)
Comparing open-source toolboxes for processing and analysis of spike and local field potentials data
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 13. DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2019.00057

Berger M, Neumann P & Gail A (2019)
Peri-hand space expands beyond reach in the context of walk-and-reach movements
Scientific Reports 9: 3013. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39520-8

 Unakafov AM, Schultze T, Kagan I, Moeller S, Gail A, Treue S, Eule S & Wolf F (2019)
Evolutionary successful strategies in a transparent iterated prisoner’s dilemma. In: Kaufmann P., Castillo P. (eds) Applications of Evolutionary Computation.
EvoApplications 2019: LNCS 11454. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16692-2

Unakafov A, Möller S, Kagan I, Gail A, Treue S, Wolf F (2018)
Using imaging photoplethysmography for heart rate estimation in non-human primates
PLOS One 13(8): e0202581. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202581

Mazurek KA, Berger M, Bollu T, Chowdhury RH, Elangovan N, Kuling IA, Hongchul Sohn M (2018)
Highlights from the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
Journal of Neurophysiology 120(4): 1671-1679. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00475.2018

Berger M, Gail A (preprint)
The Reach Cage environment for wireless neural recordings during structured goal-directed behavior of unrestrained monkeys
bioRxiv 305334. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/305334

Martinez-Vazquez P, Gail A (2018)
Directed interaction between monkey premotor and posterior parietal cortex during motor-goal retrieval from working memory
Cerebral Cortex 28(5): 1866-1881. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhy035

Ferrea E, Suriya-Arunroj L, Hoehl D, Thomas U, Gail A (2018)
Implantable computer-controlled adaptive multi-electrode positioning system (AMEP).
Journal of Neurophysiology 119(4): 1471-1484. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00504.2017

Berger M, Calapai A, Stephan V, Niessing M, Burchardt L, Gail A, Treue S (2018) 
Standardized automated training of rhesus monkeys for neuroscience research in their housing environment. 
Journal of Neurophysiology 119(3), 796-807. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00614.2017

Pfefferle D, Plümer S, Burchardt L, Treue S, Gail A (2018)
Assessment of stress responses in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) to daily routine procedures in system neuroscience based on salivary cortisol concentrations.
PLoS One 13(1) e0190190. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190190

Morel P, Ulbrich P, Gail A (2017) 
What makes a reach movement effortful? – Physical effort discounting supports common minimization principles in decision making and motor control. 
PLoS Biol 15(6) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001323

Calapai A, Berger M, Niessing M, Heisig K, Brockhausen R, Treue S, Gail A (2017)
A cage-based training, cognitive testing and enrichment system optimized for Rhesus Macaques in neuroscience research.
Behavior Research Methods 49(1): 35–45. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-016-0707-3

Morel P, Ferrea E, Taghizadeh-Sarshouri B, Cardona Audí JM, Ruff R, Hoffmann K-P, Lewis S, Russold M, Dietl H, Abu-Saleh L, Schroeder D, Krautschneider W, Meiners T, Gail A (2016)
Long-term decoding of movement force and direction with a wireless myoelectric implant.
Journal of Neural Engineering 13(1): 016002. DOI: 10.1088/1747-2560/13/1/016002

Kuang S, Morel P, Gail A (2016)
Planning movements in visual and physical space in monkey posterior parietal cortex.
Cerebral Cortex 26(2): 731-747. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhu312

Suriya-Arunroj L, Gail A (2015)
I plan therefore I choose: Free-choice bias due to prior action-probability but not action-value.
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 9: 315. DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00315

Westendorff S, Kuang S, Taghizadeh B, Donchin O, Gail A (2015)
Asymmetric generalization in adaptation to target displacement errors in humans and in a neural network model.
Journal of Neurophysiology 113(7): 2360-2375. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00483.2014

Kuang S, Gail A (2015)
When adaptive control fails: Slow recovery of reduced rapid online control during reaching under reversed vision.
Vision Research 110: 155-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.08.021

Chakrabarti S, Vazquez P, Gail A (2014)
Synchronization patterns suggest different functional organization in parietal reach region and the dorsal premotor cortex.
Journal of Neurophysiology 112(12): 3138-3153. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00621.2013

Taghizadeh B, Gail A (2014)
Spatial task context makes short-latency reaches prone to induced Roelofs illusion.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 673. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00673

Lewis S, Russold M, Dietl H, Westendorff S, Gail A, Ruff R, Dörge T, Hoffmann KP, Meiners T, Abu-Saleh L, Schröder D, Krautschneider W, Kaniusas E (2013)
Fully implantable multi-channel measurement system for acquisition of muscle activity.
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement 62(7): 1972-1981. DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2013.2253992

Rafflenbeul L, Werthschützky R, Gail A (2012)
Integrated wireless neural recording and electrode positioning system.
Procedia Engineering 47: 1097-1100

Klaes C, Schneegans S, Schöner G, Gail A (2012) 
Sensorimotor learning biases choice behavior: A learning neural field model for decision making.
PLOS Computational Biology 8(11): e1002774. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002774

Chakrabarti S, Hebert P, Wolf MT, Campos M, Burdick JW, Gail A (2012)
Expert-like performance of an autonomous spike tracking algorithm in isolating and maintaining single units in the macaque cortex.
Journal of Neuroscience Methods 205: 72-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.12.018

Klaes C, Westendorff S, Chakrabarti S, Gail A (2011)
Choosing goals, not rules: Deciding among rule-based action plans.
Neuron 70:536-548

Westendorff S, Gail A (2011)
What is 'anti' about anti-reaches? - How reference frames affect reach reaction times.
Experimental Brain Research 208(2):287-296

Westendorff S, Klaes C, Gail A. (2010)
The cortical timeline for deciding on reach motor-goals.
Journal of Neuroscience 30:5426-5436

Gail A, Klaes C, Westendorff S. (2009)
Implementation of spatial transformation rules for goal-directed reaching via gain modulation in monkey parietal and premotor cortex.
Journal of Neuroscience 29:9490-9499

Brozovic M*, Gail A*, Andersen, RA (2007)
Gain mechanisms for contextually guided visuomotor transformations.
Journal of Neuroscience 27:10588-10596
* equal contributions

Teichert T, Wachtler T, Michler F, Gail A, Eckhorn R (2007)
Scale-invariance of receptive field properties in primary visual cortex.
BMC Neuroscience 8:38

Gail A, Andersen RA (2006)
Neural Dynamics in Monkey Parietal Reach Region Reflect Context-Specific Sensorimotor Transformations.
Journal of Neuroscience 26:9376-9384

Gail A, Brinksmeyer H-J, Eckhorn R (2004)
Perception-related modulations of local field potential power and coherence in primary visual cortex of awake monkey during binocular rivalry.
Cerebral Cortex 14:300-313

Eckhorn R, Gail A, Bruns A, Gabriel A, Al-Shaikhly B, Saam M (2004)
Different types of signal coupling in the visual cortex related to neural mechanisms of associative processing and perception.
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks 15(5):1039-1052

Eckhorn R, Gail A, Bruns A, Gabriel A, Al-Shaikhly B, Saam M (2004)
Neural mechanisms of visual associative processing.
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 64(2):239-252

Gail A, Brinksmeyer H-J, Eckhorn R (2003)
Simultaneous mapping of binocular and monocular receptive fields in awake monkeys for calibrating eye alignment in a dichoptical setup.
Journal of Neuroscience Methods 126:41-56

Eckhorn R, Bruns A, Saam M, Gail A, Gabriel A, Brinskmeyer HJ (2001)
Flexible cortical gamma-band correlations suggest neural principles of visual processing.
Visual Cognition 8(3):519-530

Gail A, Brinksmeyer H-J, Eckhorn R (2000)
Contour decouples gamma activity across texture representation in monkey striate cortex.
Cerebral Cortex 10:840-850

Articles from Lab members with SMG affiliation

Ivanov V, Manenti GL, Plewe SS, Kagan I, Schwiedrzik CM (2024)
Decision-making processes in perceptual learning depend on effectors.
Nature Scientific Reports 7:14(1), 5644. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-55508-5

Shahidi N, Parajuli A, Franch M, Schrater P, Wright A, Pitkow X, Dragoi V (2024)
Population coding of strategic variables during foraging in freely-moving macaques.
Nature Neuroscience, 27, 772-7781, 2024 DOI: 10.1038/s41593-024-01575-w

Novembre G, Lacal I, Benusiglio D, Quarta E, Schito A, Grasso S, Caratelli L, Caminiti R, Mayer AB, Iannetti GD (2024)
A Cortical Mechanism Linking Saliency Detection and Motor Reactivity in Rhesus Monkeys. 
Journal of Neuroscience 44(1): e0422232023 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0422-23.2023

Fortuna MG, Kügler S, Hülsmann S (2019)
Probing the function of glycinergic neurons in the mouse respiratory network using optogenetics
Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology DOI:10.1016/j.resp.2018.10.008

Morel P (2018)
Gramm: grammar of graphics plotting in Matlab
Journal of Open Source Software 3(23): 568. DOI: 10.21105/joss.00568

Vecsei Z, Knakker B, Juhász P, Thuróczy G, Trunk A & Hernadi I (2018)
Short-term radiofrequency exposure from new generation mobile phones reduces EEG alpha power with no effects on cognitive performance
Scientific Reports 8(1): 18010. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-36353-9

Mazurek KA, Berger M, Bollu T, Chowdhury RH, Elangovan N, Kuling IA, and Hongchul Sohn M (2018)
Highlights from the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
Journal of Neurophysiology 120(4): 1671-1679. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00475.2018

Hülsmann S, Oke Y, Mesuret G, Latal AT, Fortuna MG, Niebert M, Hirrlinger J, Fischer J, Hammerschmidt K (2018) 
The postnatal development of ultrasonic vocalization‐associated breathing is altered in glycine transporter 2‐deficient mice
Journal of physiology 597(1): DOI: 10.1113/JP276976

Pielecka-Fortuna J, Kalogeraki E, Fortuna MG, Löwel S (2015)
Optimal level activity of matrix metalloproteinases is critical for adult visual plasticity in the healthy and stroke-affected brain
eLIFE 26(4). DOI: 10.7554/eLife.11290

Cesca F, Satapathy A, Ferrea E, Nieus T,  Benfenati F, Scholz-Starke J (2015)
Functional Interaction between the Scaffold Protein Kidins220/ARMS and Neuronal Voltage-Gated Na+ Channels
Journal of Biological Chemistry jbc-M115. DOI:10.1074/jbc.M115.654699

Articles (German)

Gail A (2007) Movement plans in the cortex -- Control parameters for cognitive neuroprosthetic devices.
Neuroforum 1/07:12-21