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Key Publications


Grossberger, L., Battaglia, F, Vinck, M. Unsupervised clustering of temporal patterns in high-dimensional neuronal ensembles using a novel dissimilarity measure. 2018. Biorxiv.

Vinck, M., Battaglia, F., Womelsdorf, T., Pennartz, C. 2012. Improved measures of phase-coupling between spikes and the Local Field Potential. Journal of Computational Neuroscience.

Vinck, M. and Bosman, C. More gamma, more predictions: Gamma-synchronization supports the integration of classical receptive field inputs with predictions from the surround. 2016. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Vinck, M., Brito-Batista, R., Knoblich, U., Cardin, J.A. 2015. Arousal and locomotion make distinct contributions to cortical activity patterns and visual encoding. Neuron.

Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Buffalo, E., Desimone, R., Fries, P. 2013. Attentional modulation of cell-class specific gamma-band synchronization in awake monkey area V4. Neuron.

Batista-Brito, R.*, Vinck, M.*, Ferguson, K., Chang, J., Laubender, D., Lur, G., Hernandez, V., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth, K., Higley, M., Cardin, J. 2017. Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits. Neuron. *contributed equal first authors.


Data Analysis Techniques

Grossberger, L., Battaglia, F, Vinck, M. Unsupervised clustering of temporal patterns in high-dimensional neuronal ensembles using a novel dissimilarity measure. 2018. Biorxiv.

Vinck, M., Huurdeman, L., Bosman, C., Fries, P., Battaglia, F., Pennartz, C., Tiesinga, P. 2015. How to detect the Granger-causal flow direction in the presence of additive noise? NeuroImage.

Montijn, J., Vinck, M., Pennartz, C. 2014. Population coding in mouse visual cortex: response reliability and dissociability of stimulus tuning and noise correlation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.

Vinck, M., Battaglia, F., Womelsdorf, T., Pennartz, C. 2012. Improved measures of phase-coupling between spikes and the Local Field Potential. Journal of Computational Neuroscience.

Vinck, M, Battaglia, FP, Balakirsky, V, Vinck, AJ, Pennartz, C. 2012. Estimation of the entropy based on its polynomial representation. Physical Review E (Statistical Physics).

Vinck, M., Oostenveld, R., van Wingerden, M., Battaglia, F., Pennartz, C. 2011. An improved index of phase synchronization for electrophysiological data in the presence of volume-conduction, noise and sample-size bias. NeuroImage.

Vinck, M., Wingerden van, M., Womelsdorf, T., Fries, P., Pennartz, C. M. A., 2010. The pairwise phase consistency: A bias-free measure of rhythmic neuronal synchronization. NeuroImage.

Oscillations, Synchronization, Spike Timing, Coding

Van der Velden, L., Vinck, M., Werkman, T., Wadman, W. 2017. Tuning of neuronal interactions in the lateral Ventral Tegmental Area by dopamine sensitivity. Neuroscience.

Vinck, M. and Bosman, C. More gamma, more predictions: Gamma-synchronization supports the integration of classical receptive field inputs with predictions from the surround. 2016. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Ardid S, Vinck M, Kaping D, Marquez S, Everling S, Womelsdorf T. 2015. Mapping of functionally characterized cell classes onto canonical circuit operations in primate prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience.

Brunet, N., Vinck, M., Bosman, C.A., Singer, W., Fries, P. 2014. Gamma or no gamma, that is the question. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. pdf

Brunet, N.*, Bosman, C*, Vinck, M*, Roberts, M., Oostenveld, R., Desimone, R., de Weerd, P., Fries, P. 2014. Stimulus repetition modulates gamma-band synchronization in primate visual cortex. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA. *contributed equal first authors

Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Buffalo, E., Desimone, R., Fries, P. 2013. Attentional modulation of cell-class specific gamma-band synchronization in awake monkey area V4. Neuron.

Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Fries, P. Gamma-band synchronization and information transmission. In: Principles of Neural Coding. Eds. Stefano Panzeri & Rodrigo Quian Quiroga. CRC Taylor and Francis.

Womelsdorf, T.*, Lima, B.*, Vinck, M.*, Oostenveld, R., Singer, W., Neuenschwander, S., Fries, P. 2012. Orientation selectivity and noise correlation in awake monkey V1 are modulated by the gamma cycle. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA. *contributed equal first authors

Vinck, M., Lima, B., Womelsdorf, T., Oostenveld, R., Singer, W., Neuenschwander, S., Fries, P., 2010. Gamma-phase shifting in awake monkey visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience.

Vinck, M., Brito-Batista, R., Knoblich, U., Cardin, J.A. 2015. Arousal and locomotion make distinct contributions to cortical activity patterns and visual encoding. Neuron.


Behavioral and attentional state


Olcese, U.*, Bos, J., Vinck, M., Pennartz, C. Functional determinants of enhanced and depressed inter-areal information flow in NREM sleep between neuronal ensembles in rat cortex and hippocampus. 2018. Biorxiv.

Batista-Brito, R.*, Vinck, M.*, Ferguson, K., Chang, J., Laubender, D., Lur, G., Hernandez, V., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth, K., Higley, M., Cardin, J. 2017. Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits. Neuron. *contributed equal first authors.

Olcese, U.*, Bos, J.*, Vinck, M.*, Lankelma, J., van Mourik-Donga, L., Schlumm, F., Pennartz, C. 2016. Spike-based functional connectivity in cerebral cortex and hippocampus: loss of global connectivity is coupled to preservation of local connectivity during non-REM sleep. Journal of Neuroscience. *contributed equal first authors

McGinley*, M. Vinck*, M., Reimer*, J., Batista-Brito, R., Zagha, E., Cadwell, C., Tolias, A., Cardin, J., McCormick. D. 2015. Waking State: Rapid Variations Modulate Neural and Behavioral Responses. Neuron.*contributed equal first authors

Vinck, M., Brito-Batista, R., Knoblich, U., Cardin, J.A. 2015. Arousal and locomotion make distinct contributions to cortical activity patterns and visual encoding. Neuron.

Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Buffalo, E., Desimone, R., Fries, P. 2013. Attentional modulation of cell-class specific gamma-band synchronization in awake monkey area V4. Neuron.

Cell Types (Interneurons, Excitatory cells)

Batista-Brito, R.*, Vinck, M.*, Ferguson, K., Chang, J., Laubender, D., Lur, G., Hernandez, V., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth, K., Higley, M., Cardin, J. 2017. Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits. Neuron. *contributed equal first authors.

Lur, G., Vinck, M., Tang, L., Cardin, J., Higley, M. 2016. Projection-specific visual feature encoding by layer 5 cortical subnetworks. Cell Reports.

Vinck, M., Bos, J., Donga, L., Oplaat, K., Klein, G., Jackson, J.C., Gentet, L.J., Pennartz, C.M.A. 2016. Cell-type and state-dependent synchronization among rodent areas S1BF, V1, perirhinal cortex and hippocampus CA1. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Miri, M.*, Vinck, M.*, Pant, R., Cardin, J. 2016. Altered hippocampal interneuron activity precedes ictal onset. Biorxiv

Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Buffalo, E., Desimone, R., Fries, P. 2013. Attentional modulation of cell-class specific gamma-band synchronization in awake monkey area V4. Neuron.

Frontal cortex (decision making, attention, value)

Babapoor-Farrokhran, S., Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Everling, S. 2016. Theta synchrony coordinates frontal eye fields and anterior cingulate cortex. Nature Communications.

Philips, J., Vinck, M., Everling, S., Womelsdorf, T. 2013. A long-range fronto-parietal 5-10 Hz network predicts ‘top-down’ controlled guidance in a task-switch paradigm. Cerebral Cortex.

Huijbers W, Pennartz C, Beldzik E, Domagalik A, Vinck M, Hofman W, Cabeza R, Daselaar S. 2014. Respiration phase-locks to fast stimulus presentations: implications for the interpretation of posterior midline “deactivations”. Human Brain Mapping.

van Wingerden, M*, Vinck, M*, Tijms, V, Ferreira, I, Jonker, A, Pennartz, C 2012. NMDA receptors control cue-outcome selectivity and plasticity of orbitofrontal firing patterns during associative stimulus-reward learning. Neuron.
*contributed equal first authors

Kaping, D., Vinck, M., Hutchison, R., Everling, S., Womelsdorf, T. 2011. Specific contributions of ventromedial frontal, anterior cingulate and lateral prefrontal cortex for attentional selection and stimulus valuation. PLoS Biology.

Pennartz, C, van Wingerden, M, Vinck, M. 2011. The orbitofrontal cortex in outcome anticipation and behavioral inhibition: predictive population coding of reward variables and neural synchronization to theta and gamma rhythms. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Womelsdorf, T., Vinck, M., Leung, S. & Everling, S. 2010. Selective theta synchronization of choice relevant information subserves goal-directed behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

van Wingerden, M.*, Vinck, M.*, Lankelma, J., Pennartz, C., 2010. Learning-associated gamma-band phase-locking of action-outcome selective neurons in orbitofrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. *contributed equal first authors

van Wingerden, M., Vinck, M., Lankelma, J., Pennartz, C., 2010. Theta-band Phase-locking of Orbitofrontal Neurons during Reward Expectancy. Journal of Neuroscience.

Womelsdorf, T., Johnston, K., Vinck, M. & Everling, S. 2010. Theta activity in anterior cingulate cortex predicts task-rules and their adjustments following errors. PNAS, Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA.


Spatial navigation

Bos J.J.*, Vinck M*, Mourik-Donga A.B., Jackson, J.C., Witter, M.P. Pennartz., C.M.A. 2017. Firing patterns of perirhinal neurons are sustained across chunks of task environment. Nature Communications. *contributed equal first authors.

Lansink, C. S., Meijer, G. M., Lankelma, J. V., Vinck, M., Jackson, J. C., Pennartz, C. M. A., 2016. Reward expectancy engages hippocampal beta rhythm. Journal of Neuroscience.*contributed equal first authors.

Cabral, H., Vinck, M., Fouquet, C., Pennartz, C.M.A., Rondi-Reig, L., Battaglia, F.P. 2014. Oscillatory dynamics and place field maps reflect sequence and place memory processing in hippocampal ensembles under NMDA receptor control. Neuron.


Disease models for psychiatry and neurology

Batista-Brito, R.*, Vinck, M.*, Ferguson, K., Chang, J., Laubender, D., Lur, G., Hernandez, V., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth, K., Higley, M., Cardin, J. 2017. Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits. Neuron. *contributed equal first authors.

B. N. Javor-Duray, M. Vinck, M. van der Roest, E. Bezard, H. W. Berendse, T. Boraud, P. Voorn. 2016. Alterations in functional cortical hierarchy in hemiparkinsonian rats. Journal of Neuroscience.

Miri, M.*, Vinck, M.*, Pant, R., Cardin, J. 2016. Altered hippocampal interneuron activity precedes ictal onset. Biorxiv

Malkki, Lankelma, Mertens, Vinck, van Schalkwijk, Battaglia, Mahlke, Kuhl, Pennartz. 2016. Effects of Arc/Arg3.1 gene deletion on rhythmic synchronization of hippocampal CA1 neurons during locomotor activity and sleep, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Javor-Duray, B., Vinck, M., van der Roest, M., Mulder, A., Stam, C.J., Berendse, H., Voorn, P. 2015. Early-onset cortico-cortical synchronization in the hemiparkinsonian rat model. Journal of Neurophysiology.