neural representations for planning and decision making

  • Internally generated hippocampal sequences as a vantage point to probe future-oriented cognition
  • Pezzulo G, Kemere C, van der Meer MA (2017) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. (pdf)
  • Optimizing for generalization in the decoding of internally generated activity in the hippocampus.
  • van der Meer MA, Carey AA, Tanaka Y (2017) Hippocampus. (preprint, code)
  • Internally generated sequences in learning and executing goal-directed behavior.
  • Pezzulo G, van der Meer MA, Lansink CS, Pennartz CMA (2014), Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18(12): 647-657.
  • Hippocampal projections to the ventral striatum: from spatial memory to motivated behavior.
  • van der Meer MA, Ito R, Lansink CS, Pennartz CMA (2014), In: "Space, Time & Memory in the Hippocampal Formation", (Knierim JJ and Derdikman D, eds.), Springer. (pdf, code)
  • Adaptive properties of differential learning rates for positive and negative outcomes
  • Caze R, van der Meer MA (2013), Biological Cybernetics. (pdf, code)
  • A network state linking motivation and action in the nucleus accumbens
  • Catanese J, van der Meer MA (2013), Neuron 78(5), 753-54 (Preview of McGinty et al.)
  • Risk-responsive orbitofrontal neurons track acquired salience
  • Ogawa M, van der Meer MA, Esber GR, Cerri DH, Stalnaker TA, Schoenbaum G (2013), Neuron 77(2), 251-258.
  • Segmentation of spatial experience by hippocampal theta sequences
  • Gupta AS, van der Meer MA, Touretzky DS, Redish AD (2012), Nature Neuroscience 15(7), 1032-1039 (link).
  • Information processing in decision-making systems
  • van der Meer MA, Kurth-Nelson Z, Redish AD (2012), The Neuroscientist 18(4), 342-359 (link).
  • Theta phase precession beyond the hippocampus
  • Malhotra S, Cross RW, van der Meer MA (2012), Reviews in the Neurosciences 23(1):39-65 (link, raw PDF).
  • Ventral striatum: a critical look at models of learning and evaluation
  • van der Meer MA, Redish AD (2011), Current Opinion in Neurobiology 21(3):387-92 (link).
  • Theta phase precession in rat ventral striatum links place and reward information
  • van der Meer MA, Redish AD (2011), Journal of Neuroscience 31(8):2843-2854 (link).
  • Triple dissociation of information processing in dorsal striatum, ventral striatum, and hippocampus on a learned spatial decision task
  • van der Meer MA, Johnson A, Schmitzer-Torbert NC, Redish AD (2010) Neuron 67(1) 25-32 (link).
  • Hippocampal replay is not a simple function of experience
  • Gupta AS, van der Meer MA, Touretzky DS, Redish AD (2010) Neuron 65(5), 695-705 (link)
  • See also the accompanying Spotlight Preview by Derdikman and Moser
  • Expectancies in decision making, reinforcement learning, and ventral striatum
  • van der Meer MA, Redish AD (2010) Frontiers in Neuroscience Focused Review, doi:10.3389/neuro.01.006.2010 (link)
  • Covert expectation-of-reward in rat ventral striatum at decision points
  • van der Meer MA, Redish AD (2009a) Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 3:1, doi:10.3389/neuro.07.001.2009 (link)
  • Selected for a Focused Review in Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • Integrating hippocampus and striatum in decision-making
  • Johnson A, van der Meer MA, Redish AD (2007) Current Opinion in Neurobiology 17(6):692-7 (link)

cortico-striatal gamma oscillations

  • Gamma oscillations in the rat ventral striatum originate in the piriform cortex
  • Carmichael JE, Gmaz J, van der Meer MA (2017) bioRxiv (preprint pdf, code)
  • Low and high gamma oscillations deviate in opposite directions from zero-phase synchrony in the limbic corticostriatal loop
  • Catanese J, Carmichael JE, van der Meer MA (2016) Journal of Neurophysiology (link, preprint pdf, code)
  • Ventral striatal gamma oscillations are highly variable from trial to trial, dominated by behavioral state, and only weakly influenced by outcome value.
  • Malhotra S, Cross RW, Zhang A, van der Meer MA (2015) European Journal of Neuroscience (link, preprint pdf, code)
  • Integrating early results on ventral striatal gamma oscillations in the rat
  • van der Meer MA, Kalenscher T, Lansink CS, Pennartz CM, Berke JD, Redish AD (2010) Frontiers in Neuroscience Focused Review. (link)
  • Low and high gamma oscillations in rat ventral striatum have distinct relationships to behavior, reward, and spike coherence on a learned spatial decision task
  • van der Meer MA, Redish AD (2009b) Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 3:9, doi:10.3389/neuro.07.009.2009 (link)
  • Selected for a Focused Review in Frontiers in Neuroscience

head direction cells and behavior

  • The Head-Direction Signal Plays a Functional Role as a Neural Compass during Navigation
  • Butler WN, Smith KS, van der Meer MA, Taube JS (2017) Current Biology 27(9):1259-1267 (link, code)
  • Evidence for the use of an internal sense of direction in homing
  • van der Meer MAA, Richmond Z, Braga RM, Wood ER, Dudchenko PA (2010) Behavioral Neuroscience 124(1):164-69 (link, SOM)
  • Anticipation in the rodent head direction cell system can be explained by an interaction of head movements and vestibular firing properties
  • van der Meer MA, Knierim JJ, Doreswamy Y, Wood ER, van Rossum MC (2007) J Neurophysiol 98(4):1883-97 (link)
  • Interpreting lesion effects on head direction anticipation [Electronic response to Clark et al. "Head Direction Cell Instability in the Anterior Dorsal Thalamus after Lesions of the Interpeduncular Nucleus"]
  • van der Meer MA (2009) Journal of Neuroscience, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2811-08.2009

selected other stuff

  • Learning to plan: planning as an action in simple reinforcement learning agents
  • Wimmer GE, van der Meer MA (2010) Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Conference Abstract: Computational and systems neuroscience (CoSyNe) 2010. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnins.2010.03.00246 (Student project at the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2009)
  • Adaptive properties of differential learning rates for positive and negative outcomes
  • Caze R, van der Meer MA (2010) Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Conference Abstract: Computational and systems neuroscience (CoSyNe) 2010. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnins.2010.03.00166 (Student project at the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2009)
  • Corticostriatal interactions during learning, memory processing and decision-making
  • Pennartz CM, Berke JD, Graybiel AM, Ito R, Lansink CS, van der Meer M, Redish AD, Smith K, Voorn P (2009) Journal of Neuroscience 29: 12831-12838 (link)
  • Adaptive integration in the visual cortex by depressing recurrent cortical circuits
  • van Rossum MC, van der Meer MA, Xiao D, Oram MW (2008) Neural Computation 20(7):1847-72 (link)
  • Exploring the role of context-dependent hippocampal activity in spatial alternation behavior
  • Ainge JA, van der Meer MA, Langston RF<, Wood ER (2007) Hippocampus 17(10):988-1002 (link)

not neuroscience

  • Subject-Object Assymmetry in Child Comprehension of WH-Questions
  • Philip WC, Coopmans PH, van Atteveldt WH, van der Meer MA (2001) In Do AL, Johansen A, Dominguez L (Eds.) Proceedings of the 25th Boston University Conference on Language Development pp. 587-598. Cascadilla Press: Cambridge, MA