Original articles

Braun A & Donner TH. 2023. Adaptive biasing of action-selective cortical build-up activity by choice history. eLife 12:RP86740. doi: 10.7554/eLife.86740. [pdf]

Mazancieux A, Mauconduit F, Amadon A, de Gee JW, Donner TH, Meyniel F. 2023. Brainstem fMRI signaling of surprise across different types of deviant stimuli. Cell Reports 42:113405. [pdf]

van den Brink RL, Hagena K, Wilming N, Murphy PR, Büchel C, AE & Donner TH. 2023. Flexible sensory-motor mapping rules manifest in correlated variability of stimulus and action codes across the brain. Neuron 111:571-584.e9 [pdf]

Urai AE & Donner TH. 2022. Persistent activity in human parietal cortex mediates choice repetition bias. Nature Communications 13: 6015. [pdf]

Becker LF, Tunc S, Murphy P, Bäumer T, Weissbach A, Pauly MG, Al-Shorafat DM, Saranza G, Lang AE, Beste C, Donner TH, Verrel J & Münchau A. 2022. Time estimation and arousal responses in dopa-responsive dystonia. Scientific Reports 12: 14279. [pdf]

Pfeffer T, Keitel C, Kluger DS, Keitel A, Russmann A, Thut G, Donner TH*, Gross J*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2022. Coupling of pupil- and neuronal population dynamics reveals diverse influences of arousal on cortical processing. eLife 11: e71890. doi: 10.7554/eLife.71890. [pdf]

Colizoli O, de Gee JW, van der Zwaag W, Donner TH. 2022. Functional magnetic resonance imaging responses during perceptual decision-making at 3 and 7 T in human cortex, striatum, and brainstem. Human Brain Mapping 43: 1265-1279. [pdf]

Pfeffer T, Ponce-Alvarez A, Meindertsma T, Gahnström C, van den Brink RL, Nolte G, Tsetsos K, Engel AK, Deco G & Donner TH. 2021. Circuit mechanisms for chemical modulation of cortex-wide network interactions and exploration behavior. Science Advances 16: eabf5620.

Murphy PR, Wilming N, Hernandez-Bocanegra DC, Prat Ortega G & Donner TH. 2021. Normative Circuit Dynamics Across Human Cortex During Evidence Accumulation in Changing Environments. Nature Neuroscience 24: 987-997.

de Gee JW, Correa CMC, Weaver M, Donner TH & van Gaal S. 2021. Pupil Dilation and the Slow Wave ERP Reflect Surprise about Choice Outcome Resulting from Intrinsic Variability in Decision Confidence. Cerebral Cortex 31: 3565-3578.

Talluri BC, Urai AE, Bronfman ZZ, Brezi N, Tsetsos K*, Usher K* & Donner TH*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2018. Choices change the temporal weighting of decision evidence. Journal of Neurophysiology 125: 1468-1481.

Desender K, Donner TH & Verguts T. 2020. Dynamic expressions of confidence within an evidence accumulation framework. Cognition  doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104522.

Wilming N, Murphy PR, Meyniel F, & Donner TH. 2020. Large-scale Dynamics of Perceptual Decision Information across Human Cortex. Nature Communications 11: 5109. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18826-6.

de Gee JW, Tsetsos K, Schwabe L, Urai AE, McCormick D, McGinley MJ* & Donner TH*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2020. Pupil-linked Phasic Arousal Predicts a Reduction of Choice Bias Across Species and Decision Domains. eLife 9: 9:e54014. doi: 10.7554/eLife.54014.

Lak A, Hueske E, Hirokawa J, Masset P, Ott T, Urai AE, Donner TH, Carandini M, Tonegawa S, Uchida N & Kepecs A. 2020. Reinforcement Biases Subsequent Perceptual Decisions when Confidence is Low: a Widespread Behavioral Phenomenon. eLife 9: e49834. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49834.

Daniel E*, Meindertsma T*, Arazi A, Donner TH & Dinstein I. (*=Shared first authorship.) 2019. The Relationship between Trial-by-trial Variability and Oscillations of Cortical Population Activity. Scientific Reports 9: 16901. 

Desender K, Boldt A, Verguts T & Donner TH. 2019. Confidence Predicts Speed-accuracy Tradeoff for Subsequent Choices. eLife 8: e43499. doi: 10.7554/eLife.43499.

Urai AE, de Gee JW, Tsetsos K*, Donner TH*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2019. Choice History Biases Subsequent Evidence Accumulation. eLife. 8: e46331. 

Poland E, Donner TH, Müller K, Leopold DA, Wilke M. 2019. Thalamus Exhibits Less Sensory Variability Quenching than Cortex. Scientific Reports 9: 7590. [pdf] 

Talluri BC, Urai AE, Tsetsos K*, Usher K* & Donner TH*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2018. Confirmation Bias Through Selective Overweighting of Choice-Consistent Evidence. Current Biology. 28: 3128-3135. [pdf][commentary][PNAS Journal Club]

Colizoli O, de Gee JW, Urai AE, Donner TH. 2018. Task-evoked Pupil Responses Reflect Internal Belief States. Scientific Reports. 8:13702. [pdf] 

van den Brink RL, Nieuwenhuis S & Donner TH. 2018. Amplification and Suppression of Distinct Brain-wide Activity Patterns by Catecholamines. Journal of Neuroscience. 38: 7476-7491. [pdf] [editorial] [commentary]

Meindertsma T, Kloosterman NA, Engel AK, Wagenmakers EJ & Donner TH. 2018. Surprise About Sensory Event Timing Drives Cortical Transients in the Beta Frequency Band. Journal of Neuroscience. 38: 7600-7610. [pdf]

Bergt A, Urai AE, Donner TH & Schwabe L. 2018. Reading Memory Formation from the Eyes. European Journal of Neuroscience 47: 1525-33. [pdf]

Pfeffer T, Avramiea AE, Nolte G, Engel AK, Linkenkaer-Hansen K & Donner TH. 2018. Catecholamines Alter the Intrinsic Variability of Cortical Population Activity and Perception. PLoS Biology. 16:e2003453. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2003453. [pdf]

Braun A, Urai AE & Donner TH. 2018. Adaptive History Biases Result from Confidence-weighted Accumulation of Past Choices. Journal of Neuroscience. . [pdf]

Meindertsma T, Kloosterman NA, Nolte G, Engel AK, & Donner TH. 2017. Multiple Transient Signals in Human Visual Cortex Associated with an Elementary Decision. Journal of Neuroscience. 37: 5744-5757 [pdf]

de Gee JW, Colizoli O, Kloosterman NA, Knapen T, Nieuwenhuis S & Donner TH. 2017. Dynamic modulation of Decision Biases by Brainstem Arousal Systems. eLife. 6. pii: e23232. doi: 10.7554/eLife.23232. [pdf]

Urai AE, Braun A & Donner TH. 2017. Pupil-linked Arousal Is Driven by Decision Uncertainty and Alters Serial Choice Bias. Nature Communications. 8:14637. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14637. [pdf]

van den Brink RL, Pfeffer T, Warren CW, Murphy PR, Tona K-D, van der Wee NJA, Giltay E, van Noorden MS, Rombouts SARB, Donner TH* &  Nieuwenhuis S*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2016. Catecholaminergic Neuromodulation Shapes Intrinsic MRI Functional Connectivity in the Human Brain. Journal of Neuroscience. 36: 7865-76. [pdf]

Hebart M, Schriever Y, Donner TH*, Haynes JD*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2016. The Relationship between Perceptual Decision Variables and Confidence in the Human Brain. Cerebral Cortex 26: 118-30. [pdf]

Bronfman ZZ, Brezis N, Moran R, Tsetsos K, Donner T* & Usher M.* (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2015. Decisions Reduce Sensitivity to Subsequent Information. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282(1810). pii: 20150228. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0228. [pdf]

Tsetsos K*, Pfeffer T*, Jentgens P* & Donner TH. (*=Shared first authorship.) 2015. Action Planning and the Timescale of Evidence Accumulation. PLoS One 12;10(6): e0129473. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129473. [pdf]

Kloosterman NA, Meindertsma T, van Loon AM, Lamme VAF, Bonneh YS & Donner TH. 2015. Pupil Size Tracks Perceptual Content and Surprise. European Journal of Neuroscience 41: 1068-78. [pdf]

Kloosterman NA, Meindertsma T, Hillebrand A, van Dijk B, Lamme VAF & Donner TH. 2015. Top-Down Modulation in Human Visual Cortex Predicts the Stability of a Perceptual Illusion. Journal of Neurophysiology  113: 1063-76. [pdf]

Bonneh YS, Donner TH, Cooperman A, Heeger DJ & Sagi D. 2014. Motion-induced blindness and Troxler fading: common and different mechanisms. PLoS One 9(3): e92894. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092894. [pdf]

de Gee JW, Knapen & Donner TH. 2014. Decision-Related Pupil Dilation Reflects Upcoming Choice and Individual Bias. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: E618-25. [pdf]

Cohen MX & Donner TH. 2013. Midfrontal Conflict-related Theta-band Power Reflects Neural Oscillations that Predict Behavior. Journal of Neurophysiology 110: 2752-63. [pdf]

Ossmy O, Moran R§, Pfeffer T, Tsetsos K, Usher M* & Donner TH*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2013. The Timescale of Perceptual Evidence Integration Can Be Adapted to the Environment. Current Biology 23: 981-6. [pdf]

van Loon AM, Knapen T, Scholte HS, St John-Saaltink E, Donner TH* & Lamme VA*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2013. GABA Shapes the Dynamics of Bistable Perception. Current Biology 23: 823-7. [pdf]

Donner TH, Sagi D, Bonneh YS & Heeger DJ. 2013. Retinotopic Patterns of Correlated Fluctuations in Visual Cortex Reflect the Dynamics of Spontaneous Perceptual Suppression. Journal of Neuroscience 33: 2188-2198. [pdf]

de Lange F, Dobromir Rahnev D, Donner TH*, Lau H*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2013. Pre-stimulus Oscillatory Activity over Motor Cortex Reflects Perceptual Expectations. Journal of Neuroscience 33: 1400–1410. [pdf]

Honey CJ, Thesen T, Donner TH, Silbert L, Carlson CE, Devinsky O, Doyle WK, Rubin NK, Heeger DJ, Hasson U. 2012. Slow Cortical Dynamics and the Accumulation of Information over Long Time Scales. Neuron 76: 423–434. [pdf]

Hebart M, Donner TH*, Haynes JD*. (*=Shared senior authorship.) 2012. Human Visual and Parietal Cortex Encode Visual Choices in the Absence of Motor Plans. NeuroImage 63: 1393–1403. [pdf]

Freeman J, Donner TH & Heeger DJ. 2011. Inter-Area Correlations in the Human Ventral Visual Pathway Reflect Feature Integration. Journal of Vision 26; doi: 10.1167/11.4.15. [pdf]

Bonneh YS, Donner TH, Sagi D, Fried M, Heeger DJ & Arieli A. 2010. Microsaccades and Motion-induced Blindness: Cause and Effect. Journal of Vision 10; doi:10.1167/10.14.22. [pdf]

Donner TH, Siegel M, Fries P & Engel AK. 2009. Build-up of Choice-Predictive Activity in Human Motor Cortex during Perceptual Decision-Making. Current Biology 19: 1581-5. [pdf] [commentary]

Siegel M, Donner TH, Oostenveld R, Fries P & Engel AK. 2008. Neuronal Synchronization Along the Human Dorsal Visual Pathway Reflects the Focus of Spatial Attention. Neuron 60: 709-19. [pdf]

Donner TH, Sagi D, Bonneh YS & Heeger DJ. 2008. Opposite Neural Signatures of Motion-Induced Blindness in Human Dorsal and Ventral Visual Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 28: 10298-310. [pdf] [commentary]

Donner TH, Siegel M, Oostenveld R, Fries P, Bauer M & Engel AK. 2007. Population Activity in the Human Dorsal Pathway Predicts the Accuracy of Visual Motion Detection. Journal of Neurophysiology 98: 345-359. [pdf]

Siegel M, Donner TH, Oostenveld R, Fries P & Engel AK. 2007. High-Frequency Activity in Human Visual Cortex Is Modulated by Visual Motion Strength. Cerebral Cortex 17: 732-741. [pdf] 

Olma MC, Donner TH & Brandt SA. 2007. Control of Visual Selection during Visual Search in the Human Brain. Journal of Eye Movement Research 1: 1-10. [pdf] 

Parton A*, Donner TH*, Donnely N & Usher M. (*=Shared first authorship.) 2006. Perceptual Grouping Based on Temporal Structure: Impact of Subliminal Flicker and Visual Transients. Visual Cognition 13: 481-502. [pdf]

Schira M, Fahle M, Donner TH, Kraft A & Brandt SA. 2004. Differential Contribution of Early Visual Areas to the Perceptual Process of Contour Detection. Journal of Neurophysiology 91: 1716-1721. [pdf] 

Donner TH, Kettermann A, Diesch E, Villringer A & Brandt SA. 2003. Parietal Activation During Visual Search in the Absence of Multiple Distractors. Neuroreport 14: 2257-2261. [pdf] 

Mueller NG, Donner TH, Bartelt OA, Brandt SA, Villringer A & Kleinschmidt A. 2003. The Functional Neuroanatomy of Visual Conjunction Search: A parametric fMRI Study. Neuroimage 20: 1578-1590. [pdf] 

Mueller NG, Bartelt OA, Donner TH, Villringer A & Brandt SA. 2003. A Physiological Correlate of the `Zoom Lens’ of Visual Attention. Journal of Neuroscience 23: 3561-3565. [pdf] 

Donner TH, Kettermann A, Diesch E, Ostendorf F, Villringer A. & Brandt SA. 2002. Visual Feature and Conjunction Searches of Equal Difficulty Engage Only Partially Overlapping Frontoparietal Networks. Neuroimage 15: 16-25. [pdf] 

Donner T, Kettermann A, Diesch E, Ostendorf F, Villringer A & Brandt SA. 2000. Involvement of the Human Frontal Eye Field and Multiple Parietal Areas in Covert Visual Selection during Conjunction Search. European Journal of Neuroscience 12: 3407-3414. [pdf] 

Reviews, commentaries & book chapters

Talluri BC, Braun A & Donner TH. 2021. Decision-making: How the past guides the future in frontal cortex. Current Biology. 31:R303-R306. [pdf]

van den Brink RL, Pfeffer T & Donner TH. 2019. Brainstem Modulation of Large-Scale Intrinsic Cortical Activity Correlations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 13:340. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00340. [pdf]

Talluri BC, Urai AE & Donner TH. 2019. Our own choices generate biases for subsequent decisions. Science Breaker.

Donner TH. 2017. Entscheidung mit Augenmass. Gehirn & Geist. 03_2017: 50-56.

Urai AE & Murphy PR. 2016. Commentary: Sensory integration dynamics in a hierarchical network explains choice probabilities in cortical area MT. Frontiers in Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00037. [pdf]

Warren CM, Nieuwenhuis S & Donner TH. 2015. Commentary: Perceptual choice boosts network stability: effect of neuromodulation? Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19: 362-4. [pdf]

Urai AE & Pfeffer T. 2013. Journal Club: An Action-Independent Signature of Perceptual Choice in the Human Brain. Journal of Neuroscience. 34: 5081–5082. [pdf]

Donner TH & Nieuwenhuis S. 2013. Brain-wide Gain Modulation: The Rich Get Richer. (“News & Views” Commentary.) Nature Neuroscience 16: 989-90. [pdf]

Siegel M*, Donner TH* & Engel AK. (*=Shared first authorship.) 2012. Spectral Fingerprints of Large-scale Neuronal Interactions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13: 121-34. [pdf]

Nieuwenhuis S & Donner TH. 2011. The Visual Attention Network Untangled. (“News & Views” Commentary.) Nature Neuroscience 14: 542-3. [pdf]

Donner TH* & Siegel M*. (*=Equal contribution authorship.) 2011. A Framework for Local Cortical Oscillation Patterns. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 15: 191-9. [pdf]

Bonneh Y & Donner T. 2011. Motion Induced Blindness. Scholarpedia 6: 3321.

Siegel M Andreas K Engel & Donner TH. 2011. Cortical Network Dynamics of Perceptual Decision-making in the Human Brain. Frontiers in Neuroscience 5: 21. [pdf]

Siegel M & Donner TH. 2010. Linking Band-limited Cortical Population Activity to fMRI and Behavior. In M Ullsperger & S Debener (Eds.), Integrating EEG and fMRI: Recording, Analysis, and Application. Oxford University Press. [pdf]