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  • de Brouwer, A., Jarvis, T., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R. (2017) Parallel specification of visuomotor feedback gains during bimanual reaching to independent goals. eNeuro. 4(2) e0026-17.2017 1–12 PDF
  • Hutchison, R.M. & Gallivan, J.P. (in press) Functional coupling between frontoparietal and occipitotemporal pathways during action and perception. Cortex. PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., Stewart, B., Baugh, L., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2017) Rapid automatic motor encoding of competing reach options. Cell Reports.18, 1619-1626. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Gallivan, J.P., Bowman, N., Chapman, C.S., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2016) The sequential encoding of competing action goals involves dynamic restructuring of motor plans in working memory. Journal of Neurophysiology. 115(6): 3113-22. PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., Logan, L., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2016). Parallel specification of competing sensorimotor control policies for alternative action options. Nature Neuroscience. 19(2): 320-6. PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., Johnsrude, I.S., & Flanagan, J.R. (2016) Planning ahead: Object-directed sequential actions decoded from human frontoparietal and occipitotemporal networks. Cerebral Cortex. 26(2): 708-30. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Lowe, M.X., Gallivan, J.P., Ferber, S. & Cant, J.S. (2016) Feature diagnosticity and task-context shape activity in human scene-selective cortex. Neuroimage. 125: 681-692 PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., Barton, K.S., Chapman, C.S., Wolpert, D.M., & Flanagan, J.R. (2015) Action plan co-optimization reveals the parallel encoding of competing reach movements. Nature Communications. PDF
  • Chapman, C.S., Gallivan, J.P., Wong, J.W., Wispinski, N.J. & Enns, J.T. (2015) The snooze of lose: Rapid reaching reveals that losses are processed more slowly than gains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 144 (4): 844-63. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Hutchison, R.M., Culham, J.C., Flanagan, J.R., Everling, S. & Gallivan, J.P. (2015) Functional subdivisions of medial parieto-occipital cortex in humans and nonhuman primates using resting state fMRI. Neuroimage. 116: 10-29. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Gallivan, J.P. & Culham, J.C. (2015) Neural coding within human brain areas involved in actions. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 33: 141-149. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Chapman, C.S., Gallivan, J.P., & Enns, J.T. (2015) Separating value from selection frequency in rapid reaching biases to visual targets. Visual Cognition. PDF
  • Stewart, B.*, Gallivan, J.P.*, Baugh, L., & Flanagan, J.R. (2014) Motor, not visual, encoding of potential reach targets. Current Biology. 24(19): R953-R954. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA *co-first author.
  • Gallivan, J.P.* & Chapman, C.S.* (2014) Three-dimensional reach trajectories as a probe of real-time decision-making between multiple competing targets. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 8:215 1-19. PDF *co-first author.
  • Gallivan, J.P., Cant, J.S., Goodale, M.A. & Flanagan, J.R. (2014) Representation of object weight in human ventral visual cortex. Current Biology. 24(16): 1866-1873. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
    • Commentary by Kentridge (2014) Object Perception: Where do we see the weight? Current Biology 24(16): R740-41 PDF
  • Hutchison, R.M., Culham, J.C., Everling, S., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. (2014) Distinct and distributed functional connectivity patterns across cortex reflect domain-specific constraints of object, face, scene, body, and tool category-selective modules in the ventral visual pathway. Neuroimage. 96: 216-236 PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Chapman, C.S.*, Gallivan, J.P.*, Wood, D.K., Milne, J.L., Ansari, D., Culham, J.C.,  & Goodale, M.A. (2014) Counting on the motor system: Rapid action planning reveals the format- and magnitude-dependent extraction of numerical quantity. Journal of Vision. 14 (3): 1-19. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA *co-first author.
  • Gallivan, J.P. (2014) A motor-oriented organization of human ventral visual cortex? Journal of Neuroscience 34 (9): 3119-3121. PDF

  • Stewart, B. M., Baugh, L.A., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R. (2013) Simultaneous encoding of the direction and orientation of potential targets during reach planning: evidence of multiple competing reach plans.Journal of Neurophysiology 110 (4): 807-816. PDF
  • Milne, J.L., Chapman, C.S., Gallivan, J.P., Wood, D.K., Culham, J.C., & Goodale, M.A. (2013) Connecting the Dots: Object connectedness deceives perception but not movement planning. Psychological Science 24 (8): 1456-1465. PDF  SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Gallivan, J. P., Chapman, C.S., McLean, D.A., Flanagan, J.R., & Culham, J.C. (2013) Activity patterns in the category-selective occipitotemporal cortex predict upcoming motor acitons. European Journal of Neuroscience 38 (3): 2408-2424. PDF
  • Gallivan, J. P.McLean, D.A., Valyear, K.F., & Culham, J.C. (2013) Decoding the neural mechanisms of human tool use. eLife 2:e00425. PDF
    • Commentary by Mahon (2013) Watching the brain in action. eLife 2:e00866. PDF
    • eLife Digest PDF
  • Gallivan, J. P.McLean, D.A., Flanagan, J.R., & Culham, J.C. (2013) Where one hand meets the other: Limb-specific and action-dependent movement plans decoded from preparatory signals in single human frontoparietal brain areas. Journal of Neuroscience 33 (5): 1991-2008. PDF 
  • Hutchison, R.M., Gallivan, J.P.Culham, J.C., Gati, J.S., Menon, R.S., & Everling, S. (2012) Functional connectivity of the frontal eye fields in humans and macaque monkeys investigated with resting state fMRI.Journal of Neurophysiology 107 (9): 2463-2474. PDF
  • Valyear, K.F., Gallivan, J.P., McLean, D.A., & Culham, J.C. (2012) fMRI repetition suppression for familiar but not arbitrary actions with tools. Journal of Neuroscience 32 (12): 4247-4259. PDF
  • Gallivan, J. P., McLean, D.A., Smith, F.W. & Culham, J.C. (2011) Decoding effector-dependent and effector-independent movement intentions from human parieto-frontal brain activity. Journal of Neuroscience 31(47): 17149-17168 PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., McLean, D.A., & Culham, J.C. (2011) Neuroimaging reveals enhanced activation in a reach-selective brain area for objects located within participants' typical hand workspace. Neuropsychologia 49 (13): 3710-3721 PDF SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
  • Wood, D.K., Gallivan, J.P., Chapman, C.S., Milne, J.L., Culham, J.C., and Goodale, M.A.  (2011) Visual salience dominates early visuomotor competition in reaching behaviour. Journal of Vision 11(10): 16, 1-11PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
  • Gallivan, J. P., McLean, D.A., Valyear, K.F., Pettypiece, C., & Culham, J.C. (2011) Decoding action intentions from preparatory brain activity in human parieto-frontal networks. Journal of Neuroscience 31 (26): 9599-9610 PDF
    • Findings covered in the Journal Club section of the Journal of Neuroscience -- see Vesia and Davare (2011). PDF
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  • Valyear, K. F., Chapman, C.S., Gallivan, J.P., Mark, R.S. & Culham, J.C. (2011) To use or to move: Goal-set modulates priming when grasping real tools. Experimental Brain Research. 212/1: 125-142. PDF
  • Chapman, C.S., Gallivan, J.P., Culham, J.C., & Goodale, M.A. (2011) Mental Blocks: fMRI reveals top-down modulation of early visual cortex when planning a grasp movement that is interfered with by an obstacle. Neuropsychologia 49: 1703-1717. PDF SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
  • Gallivan, J.P.*, Chapman, C.S.*, Wood, D.K., Milne, J.L., Ansari, D., Culham, J.C., & Goodale, M.A. (2011) One to four, but nothing more: Non-conscious parallel object individuation of objects in action planning. Psychological Science 22 (6): 803-811. PDF SUPPLEMENTARY DATA *co-first author
  • Chapman,C.S.*, Gallivan, J.P.*, Wood, D.K., Milne, J.L., Culham, J.C., & Goodale, M.A.(2010) Short-term motor plasticity revealed in a visuomotor decision-making task. Behavioural Brain Research 214 (1): 130-134PDF SUPPLEMENTARY DATA *co-first author
  • Chapman,C.S.*, Gallivan, J.P.*, Wood, D.K., Milne, J.L., Culham, J.C., & Goodale, M.A.(2010) Reaching for the unknown: Multiple target encoding and real-time decision making in a rapid reach task. Cognition116 (2): 168-176. PDF SUPPLEMENTARY DATA *co-first author
  • Barry, R.L., Williams, J.M., Klassen, L.M., Gallivan, J.P., Culham, J.C., & Menon, R.S. (2010) Evaluation of preprocessing steps to compensate for magnetic field distortions due to body movements in BOLD fMRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 28 (2): 235-244. PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., & Wood, D.K. (2009) Simultaneous encoding of potential grasping movements in the anterior intraparietal area. Journal of Neuroscience 29 (39): 12031-12032. PDF
  • Gallivan, J.P., Cavina-Pratesi, C., & Culham, J.C. (2009) Is that within reach? fMRI reveals that the human superior parieto-occipital cortex (SPOC) encodes objects reachable by the hand. Journal of Neuroscience 29 (14): 4381-91. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

Book Chapter:

  • Culham, J. C., Gallivan, J.P., Cavina-Pratesi, C., & Quinlan, D. J. (2008) fMRI investigations of reaching and ego space in human superior parieto-occipital cortex. In R. Klatzky, M. Behrmann & B. MacWhinney (Eds.), Embodiment, Ego Space and Action. New York: Psychology Press. pp. 247-274. PDF