Dr Ali Mazaheri

Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab



van Diepen, R.M, and Mazaheri, A.(2018) Caveats of using inter-trial phase- locking in cognitive neuroscience .Scientific reports. link


Segaert, K., Mazaheri, A., & Hagoort, P. (2018). Binding language: Structuring sentences through precisely timed oscillatory mechanisms. European Journal of Neuroscience, 1-12. doi:10.1111/ejn.13816. link


Mazaheri, A*., Segaert, K*., Olichney, J., Yang, J., Niu, Y., Shapiro, K., and Bowman, H., (2018). EEG oscillations during word processing predict MCI conversion to Alzheimer's disease, NeuroImage: Clinical. 17,188-197. *equal contributing authors. link


Furman, A. J., Meeker, T. J., Rietschel, J. C., Yoo, S., Muthulingam, J., Prokhorenko, M...... Mazaheri, A* and Seminowicz, D. A*. (2017). Cerebral peak alpha frequency predicts individual differences in pain sensitivity. Neuroimage. 2017;167:203-210. *joint senior authors. link


Lenartowicz, A., Mazaheri, A., Jensen, O., and Loo S.K, (2017) Aberrant Modulation of Brain Oscillatory Activity and Attentional Impairment in ADHD, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 19–29. link


van Diepen, R.M, and Mazaheri, A., (2017) Cross-sensory modulation of alpha oscillatory activity: Suppression, idling, and default resource allocation. Eur J Neurosci (France) 45:1431-1438. link


Bangel, K., Buschbach, S., Smit, D., *Mazaheri., A., and Olf, M., (2018) Aberrant brain response after auditory deviance in PTSD compared to trauma controls: An EEG study. Scientific Reports.l * senior author. link


Slagter, H. A., Mazaheri, A., Reteig, L. C., Smolders, R., Figee, M., Mantione, M., et al. (2017). Contributions of the ventral striatum to conscious perception: An intracranial EEG study of the attentional blink. The Journal of Neuroscience.37(5), 1081-1089.


van Diepen, R. M., Miller, L. M., Mazaheri, A*., & Geng, J. J*. (2016). The role of alpha activity in spatial and feature-based attention. ENeuro, 3(5), ENEURO.0204-16.2016. eCollection 2016 Sep-Oct *joint senior authors. link


Griffiths, B., Mazaheri, A., Debener, S., & Hanslmayr, S. (2016). Brain oscillations track the formation of episodic memories in the real world. NeuroImage, 143, 256-266.l


Slagter, H. A., Prinssen, S., Reteig, L. C., & Mazaheri, A. (2016). Facilitation and inhibition in attention: Functional dissociation of pre-stimulus alpha activity, P1, and N1 components. NeuroImage, 125, 25-35. link


van Diepen, R. M., Cohen, M. X., Denys, D., & Mazaheri, A. (2015). Attention and Temporal Expectations Modulate Power, Not Phase, of Ongoing Alpha Oscillations. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. PDF



Mazaheri, A. and Bahramisharif, A. (2015)Ventral Capsule/Ventral Striatum Deep Brain Stimulation Does Not Consistently Diminish Occipital Cross-Frequency CouplingD. Biological Psychiatry. 80 (7), e61-e62


Bahramisharif, A., Mazaheri, A., Levar, N., Schuurman, P. R., Figee, M., & Denys, D. (2015). Deep brain stimulation diminishes cross frequency coupling in OCD. Biological Psychiatry.


Mazaheri A, van Schouwenburg MR, Dimitrijevic A, Denys D, Cools R, Jensen O (2014) Region-specific modulations in oscillatory alpha activity serve to facilitate processing in the visual and auditory modalities. Neuroimage 87:356-362. PDF


Mazaheri, A., & Van Diepen, R. (2014). Gamma Oscillations in a Bind? Cerebral Cortex, bhu136.


Mazaheri, A., Fassbender, C., Coffey-Corina, S., Hartanto, T. A., Schweitzer, J. B., & Mangun, G. R. (2014). Differential oscillatory electroencephalogram between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder subtypes and typically developing adolescents. Biological Psychiatry, 76(5), 422-429. . PDF


Schröder, A., Van Diepen, R., Mazaheri, A*., Petropoulos-Petalas, D., Soto de Amesti, V., Vulink, N., & Denys*, D. (2014). Diminished N1 auditory evoked potentials to oddball stimuli in Misophonia patients. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 123. *Senior author PDF


Baas, J. M. P., Klumpers, F., Mantione, M. H., Figee, M., Vulink, N. C., Schuurman, P. R., Mazaheri, A, and Denys, D. (2014). No Impact of Deep Brain Stimulation on Fear-Potentiated Startle in Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 305.


Smolders R, Mazaheri A,* van Wingen G, de Koning P, Figee M, and Denys D (2013), Deep Brain Stimulation targeted at the Nucleus Accumbens decreases the potential for pathological network communication. Biological Psychiatry. doi: 0.1016/j.biopsych.2013.06.021 *senior author. PDF


Figee M, Wielaard I, Mazaheri A, Denys D (2013) Neurosurgical targets for compulsivity: What can we learn from acquired brain lesions ? Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews 37:328-339.


Figee M, Luigjes J, Smolders R, Valencia-Alfonso CE, van Wingen G, de Kwaasteniet B, Mantione M, Ooms P, de Koning P, Vulink N, Levar N, Droge L, van den Munckhof P, Schuurman PR, Nederveen A, van den Brink W, Mazaheri A, Vink M, Denys D (2013) Deep brain stimulation restores frontostriatal network activity in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Nature Neuroscience. 10.1038/nn.3344 PDF


Bengson, J., Mangun, G.R., and Mazaheri, A (2012). The Neural Markers of an imminent failure of response inhibition. Neuroimage. 16;59(2):1534-9. PDF


Luigjes J, van den Brink W, Feenstra M, van den Munckhof P, Schuurman PR, Schippers R, Mazaheri A, De Vries TJ, and Denys D (2012). Deep brain stimulation in addiction: a review of potential brain targets. Mol Psychiatry. Jun;17(6):572-83.


Valencia-Alfonso CE, Luigjes J, Smolders R, Cohen MX, Levar N, Mazaheri A, van den Munckhof P, Schuurman PR, van den Brink W, and Denys D (2012). Effective deep brain stimulation in heroin addiction: a case report with complementary intracranial electroencephalogram. Biological Psychiatry. Apr 15;71(8):e35-7.


Scheeringa, R.*, Mazaheri,A*., Bojak, I., Norris D., and Kleinschmidt,A.(2011) The phase of alpha EEG activity at stimulus onset modulates the visual evoked BOLD response. Journal of Neuroscience 31(10): 3813-3820;*shared first authorship.


Mazaheri, A., DiQuatro, N., Bengson, J., and Geng, J. (2011) Oscillatory activity predicts the winner of top-down versus bottom-up processing. Plos One 6(2): e16243. doi:10.1371


Bastiaansen, M., Mazaheri, A., and Jensen, O (2011). “Beyond ERP’s: oscillatory neuronal dynamics” in Oxford Handbook of Event-Related Potential Components.


Bengson, J. and Mazaheri, A. (2010) Trial-by-Trial dynamics: A window back in time. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 4:199.


Mazaheri, A., Coffery-Corina, S., Mangun, G.R., Bekker, E.M., Berry, A., and Corbett, B.A. (2010) Functional Disconnection of Frontal Cortex and Visual Cortex in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 67(7): 617-623.


Mazaheri, A. and Jensen, O. (2010) Rhythmic Pulsing: Linking ongoing brain activity with evoked responses. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 4:177. doi:10.3389


Jensen, O. and Mazaheri, A. (2010) Shaping functional architecture by oscillatory alpha activity: gating by inhibition. Front. Hum. Neurosci.4:186.doi:10.3389


Jensen, O., Dijk Van, H., and Mazaheri, A. (2010) Amplitude asymmetry as a mechanism for the generation of slow evoked responses. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 121(7):1148-9


Dijk, Van H., Van der Werf, J., Mazaheri, A., Medendorp, P., and Jensen, O.(2010) Modulations in posterior alpha activity explains the emergence of a working memory related ERF. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 107(2): 900-905.


Mazaheri, A., Nieuwenhuis, I., Dijk, Van H., and Jensen, O. (2009) Pre-stimulus alpha and mu activity predict failure to inhibit motor responses. Human Brain Mapping, 30(3): 1791-1800.


Mazaheri, A. and Jensen, O. (2008) Asymmetric Amplitude modulations of brain oscillations can generate slow evoked responses. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(31):7781-7787.


Mazaheri, A. and Jensen, O. (2006) Posterior alpha activity is not phase reset by visual stimuli. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 103:2948-2952.


Mazaheri, A. and Picton, T.W. (2005) EEG spectral dynamics during discrimination of auditory and visual targets. Cognitive Brain Research. 24:81-96.


Picton, T. and Mazaheri, A. (2002) “Introduction to Electroencephalography” in Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (Nature Publishing Group, London), Vol. 1, pp. 1083–1087.