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Control of task set

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The roles of cortical oscillations in sustained attention
Clayton MS, Yeung N, Cohen Kadosh R
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, in press.

Corresponding influences of top-down control on task switching and long-term memory
Richter FR, Yeung N
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, in press.

Neuroimaging studies of task switching 
Richter FR, Yeung N
In Grange, Houghton (Eds) Task switching and cognitive control. Chapter 10, pp. 237-271. OUP.

Between-task competition for intentions and actions
Millington RS, Poljac E, Yeung N
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1504-1516.

Dissociable neural correlates of intention and action preparation in voluntary task switching
Poljac E, Yeung N
Cerebral Cortex, 24, 465-478.

Memory and cognitive control in task switching
Richter FR, Yeung N
Psychological Science, 23, 1256-1263.

Cognitive control of intentions for voluntary actions in individuals with a high level of autistic traits
Poljac E, Poljac E, Yeung N
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2523-2533.

Trial-by-trial variations in subjective attentional state are reflected in ongoing prestimulus EEG alpha oscillations
Macdonald JSP, Mathan S, Yeung N
Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 82(1-16). (see also commentary in Frontiers)

No-go trials can modulate switch cost by interfering with effects of task preparation 

Psychological Research.

Bottom-up influences on voluntary task switching: the elusive homunculus escapes 

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 36, 348-362.

Between-task competition and cognitive control in task switching
Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 1429-1438.

Neural mechanisms of attention and control: losing our inhibitions?
Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1631-1633.

The effects of recent practice on task switching
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 919-936.

Switching between tasks of unequal familiarity: the role of stimulus-attribute and response-set selection
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 455-469.

Reconfiguration of task-set: Is it easier to switch to the weaker task?

Psychological Research, 63, 250-264.



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Shared neural markers of decision confidence and error detection
Boldt A, Yeung N
Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 3478-3484.

Shared mechanisms for confidence judgements and error detection in human decision making
Yeung N, Summerfield, C
In Fleming, Frith (Eds) The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition. Chapter 7, pp. 147-167. Springer-Verlag.

Supra-personal cognitive control and metacognition
Shea N, Boldt A, Bang D, Yeung N, Heyes C, Frith CD
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 186-193.

Metacognition in human decision making: confidence and error monitoring
Yeung N, Summerfield C
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367, 1310-1321.

Performance monitoring

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On the relationship between anxiety and error monitoring: a meta-analysis and conceptual framework
Moser JS, Moran TP, Schroder HS, Donnellan MB, Yeung N
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 466(1-19).

Error awareness as evidence accumulation: effects of speed-accuracy trade-off on error signaling
Steinhauser M, Yeung N
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 240(1-12).

Conflict monitoring and cognitive control
Yeung N
In: Ochsner, Kosslyn (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience. Volume 2: The Cutting Edges. Chapter 18, pp. 275-299. OUP.

Errors of interpretation and modeling: a reply to Grinband et al.
Yeung N, Cohen JD, Botvinick MM
NeuroImage, 57, 316-319.

Error-related brain activity and adjustments of selective attention following errors
Maier ME, Yeung N, Steinhauser M
NeuroImage, 56, 2339-2347.

Dissociable correlates of response conflict and error awareness in error-related brain activity
Hughes G, Yeung N
Neuropsychologia, 49, 405-415.

Decision processes in human performance monitoring
Steinhauser M, Yeung N
Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 15643-15653.

Conflict over cingulate cortex: Between-species differences in cingulate may support enhanced cognitive flexibility in humans 

Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 75, 239-40.

Dissociating response conflict and error likelihood in anterior cingulate cortex

Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 14506-14510.

Diverging data on anterior cingulate cortex 

Trends in Neuroscience, 32, 566-574.

Drink alcohol and dim the lights: The impact of cognitive deficits on medial frontal cortex function 

Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 347-355.

The impact of cognitive deficits on conflict monitoring: Predictable dissociations between the ERN and N2
Psychological Science, 17, 164-171.

A mechanism for error detection in speeded response time tasks
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134, 163-191.

The neural basis of error detection: conflict monitoring and the error-related negativity
Psychological Review, 111, 931-959.

Conflict monitoring: computational and empirical studies
In MI Posner (Ed.) Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention. New York: Guilford Press.

Stimulus modality, perceptual overlap, and the Go/NoGo N2

Neuroreport, 14, 2481-2484.

Electrophysiological correlates of anterior cingulate function in a Go/NoGo task: effects of response conflict and trial-type frequency
Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 3, 17-26.

Alcohol and error processing
Trends in Neurosciences, 26, 402-404.

Conflicts and emotions

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EEG indices of reward motivation and target detectability in a rapid visual detection task
Hughes G, Mathan S, Yeung N
NeuroImage, 64, 590-600.

Conflict monitoring in cognition-emotion competitions
In J. Gross (Ed.) Handbook of Emotion Regulation. New York: Guilford Press.

On the ERN and the significance of errors
Psychophysiology, 42, 151-160.

On the ERN and the significance of errors
Psychophysiology, 42, 151-160.

Relating cognitive and affective theories of the error-related negativity
In M Ullsperger & M Falkenstein (Eds.) Errors, Conflicts, and the Brain. Current Opinions on Performance Monitoring (pp.63-70). Leipzig: MPI of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Anterior cingulate cortex
In V.S. Ramachandran (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Human Brain (v.1, pp.145-157). Academic Press: Elsevier Science.

Reward and outcomes

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The role of prediction and outcomes in adaptive cognitive control
Schiffer A-M, Waszak F, Yeung N
Journal of Physiology – Paris, in press.

Reward activates stimulus-specific and task-dependent representations in visual association cortices
Schiffer A-M, Muller T, Yeung N, Waszak F
Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 15610-15620.

Motivation of extended behaviors by anterior cingulate cortex
Holroyd CB, Yeung N
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16, 122-8.

An integrative theory of anterior cingulate cortex function: option selection in hierarchical reinforcement learning
Holroyd CB, Yeung N
In: Mars, Sallet, Rushworth, Yeung (Eds.) The Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control. MIT Press.

ERP correlates of feedback and reward processing in the presence and absence of response choice
Cerebral Cortex, 15, 535-544.

Activity in human reward-sensitive brain areas is strongly context dependent
NeuroImage, 25, 1302-1309.

Sensitivity of electrophysiological activity from medial frontal cortex to utilitarian and performance feedback
Cerebral Cortex, 14, 741-747.

Independent coding of reward magnitude and valence in the human brain
Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 6258-6264.

Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex shows fMRI response to internal and external error signals
Nature Neuroscience, 7, 497-498.

Errors in reward prediction are reflected in the event-related brain potential
Neuroreport, 14, 2481-2484.


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Theta phase resetting and the error related negativity
Psychophysiology, 44, 39-49.

Detection of synchronized oscillations in the electroencephalogram: an evaluation of methods
Psychophysiology, 41, 822-832.

Linear spatial integration for single-trial detection in encephalography
NeuroImage, 17, 223-230.