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2015 and in press

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

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

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

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


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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.

The case for compensatory processes in the relationship between anxiety and error monitoring: A reply to Proudfit, Inzlicht, and Mennin
Moser JS, Moran TP, Schroder HS, Donnellan MB, Yeung N
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(1), 64(1-5).

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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Oh rats! Post-error behavioural adjustments in creatures great and small
Summerfield C, Yeung N
Nature Neuroscience, 16, 1715-1716.

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).

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

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


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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).

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.

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

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


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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)

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.

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.


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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.

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.


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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.


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Neuroreport, 14, 2481-2484.

2003 and earlier

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Psychological Research, 63, 250-264.



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