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Given the recent shift towards greater transparency in the peer-review process at several journals, we also make available, for all to read, the author responses to reviews for several of our lab's published papers.


Rowchan, K., Gale, D.J., Nick, Q., Gallivan, J.P. & Wammes, J.D. Visual statistical learning is associated with changes in cortical manifold structure. bioRxiv Link

Areshenkoff, C.N., De Brouwer, A., Gale, D.J., Nashed, J.Y., Smallwood, J., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. Distinct patterns of connectivity with motor cortex reflect component processes of sensorimotor learning. bioRxiv Link

de Brouwer, A.J., Carter, M.J., Smail, L.C., Wolpert, D.M., Gallivan, J.P & Flanagan, J.R. Gaze Behaviour Reveals Flexible Encoding of Competing Reach Goals Under Conditions of Target Uncertainty. bioRxiv Link

Standage, D.I., Gale, D.J., Nashed, J.Y., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. Whole-brain modular dynamics at rest predict sensorimotor learning performance. bioRxiv Link


Nick, Q., Gale, D.J., Areshenkoff, C.N., De Brouwer, A.J., Nashed, J.Y., Wammes, J., Flanagan, J.R., Smallwood, J & Gallivan, J.P. (accepted; undergoing revision) Reconfigurations of cortical manifold structure during reward-based motor learning. Elife. 

Zhu, T., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2023). Interaction between decision-making and motor learning when selecting reach targets in the presence of bias and noise. Plos Computational Biology.​

Rens, G., Figley, T.D., Gallivan, J.P., Liu, Y. & Culham, J.C. (2023). Grasping with a twist: Dissociating action goals from motor actions in human frontoparietal circuits. Journal of Neuroscience.

Standage, D.I., Areshenkoff, C.N., Gale, D.J., Nashed, J.Y., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. (2023). Whole-brain dynamics of human sensorimotor adaptation. Cerebral Cortex. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA Author Response

Moskowitz, J.B., Fooken, J., Castelhano, M.S., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R. (2023) Visual search for reach targets in actionable space is influenced by movement costs imposed by obstacles. Journal of Vision.

Moskowitz, J.B., Berger, S.A., Fooken, J., Castelhano, M.S., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R. (2023) The influence of movement-related costs when searching to act and acting to search. Journal of Neurophysiology. PDF


Nashed, J.Y., Shearer, K.T., Wang, J.Z., Chen, Y., Cook, E.E., Champagne, A.A., Coverdale, N.S., Fernandez-Ruiz, J., Striver, S.I., Gallivan, J.P & Cook, D.J. (2022) Spontaneous behavioural recovery following stroke relates to the integrity of sensory and association cortices. Translational Stroke Research. Link

Gale, D.J., Areshenkoff, C.N., Standage, D.P., Nashed, J.Y., Markello, R.D., Flanagan, J.R., Smallwood, J., & Gallivan, J.P. (2022) Distinct patterns of cortical manifold expansion and contraction underlie human sensorimotor adaptation. PNAS. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA Author Response

Areshenkoff, C.N., Gale, D.J., Nashed, J.Y., Standage, D.I., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. (2022) Neural excursions from low-dimensional manifold structure explain patterns of learning and re-learning in human sensorimotor adaptation. eLIFE. PDF Decision Letter Author Response

De Brouwer, A.J., Areshenkoff, C.N., Rashid, M.R., Flanagan, J.R., Poppenk, J. & Gallivan, J.P. (2022) Human variation in error-based and reward-based human motor learning is associated with entorhinal volume. Cerebral Cortex. PDF Author Response 1 Author Response 2 Subject Data


Gale, D.J., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. (2021). Human somatosensory cortex is modulated during motor planning.The Journal of Neuroscience. PDF Author Response 1 Author Response 2 Author Response 3


Areshenkoff, C.N., Nashed, J.Y., Hutchison, R.M., Hutchison, M., Levy, R., Cook, D.J., Menon, R.S., Everling, S. & Gallivan, J.P. (2021) Muting, not fragmentation, of functional brain networks under general anesthesia. Neuroimage. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA Author Response 1 Author Response 2


Wispinksi, N.J., Stone, S.A., Bertrand, J.K., Zuk, A.A., Lavoie, E.B., Gallivan, J.P. & Chapman, C.S. (2021) Reaching for known unknowns: Rapid reach decisions accurately reflect the future state of dynamic probabilistic information. Cortex. PDF


Gale, D.J., Areshekoff, C.N., Honda, C.T., Johnsrude, I.S., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. (2021) Motor planning modulates neural activity patterns in early human auditory cortex. Cerebral Cortex. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA Author Response 1 Author Response 2




McGarity-Shipley, M., Heald, J., Ingram, J., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M., & Flanagan, JR. (2020). Motor memories in manipulation tasks are linked to contact goals between objects. The Journal of Neurophysiology. PDF


Standage, S., Areshenkoff, C.N., Nashed, J.Y., Hutchison, R.M., Hutchison, M., Heinke, D., Menon, R.S., Everling, S. & Gallivan, J.P. (2020). Dynamic reconfiguration, fragmentation and integration of whole-brain modular structure across depths of unconsciousness. Cerebral Cortex. PDF SUPPLEMENTAL DATA  Author Response 1 Author Response 2


Moskowitz, J., Gale, D.J., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2020) Human decision making anticipates future performance in motor learning. PLoS Computational Biology. PDF




Proud, K., Heald, J., Ingram, J., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2019) Separate motor memories are formed when implicitly controlling different locations on a tool. The Journal of Neurophysiology. PDF


Gallivan, J.P., Chapman, C.S., Gale, D., Flanagan, J.R. & Culham, J.C. (2019) Selective modulation of early visual cortical activity by movement intention. Cerebral Cortex. PDF  SUPPLEMENTAL DATA  Author Response



Wispinski, N., Gallivan, J.P. & Chapman, C.S. (2018) Models, movements and minds: Bridging the gap between decision making and aciton. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. PDF Author Response 1 Author Response 2

De Brouwer, A., Gallivan, J.P. & Flanagan, J.R. (2018) Visuomotor feedback gains are modulated by gaze position. The Journal of Neurophysiology. 120: 2522-2531. PDF Author Response 1 Author Response 2


De Brouwer, A., Albaghdadi, M., Flanagan, J.R. & Gallivan, J.P. (2018) Using gaze behaviour to parcellate the explicit and implicit contributions to visuomotor learning. The Journal of Neurophysiology. 120(4): 1602-1615. PDF Author Response 1 Author Response 2


Gallivan, J.P., Chapman, C.S., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2018) Decision-making in sensorimotor control. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 19(9): 519-534. PDF


Gallivan, J.P. & Goodale, M.A. (2018) The dorsal 'action' pathway. In G. Vallar & H.B. Coslett (Eds.), The Parietal lobes. Neurological and neuropsychological deficits. Handbook of clinical neurology, 3rd series. New York: Elsevier. PDF


Hutchison, R.M. & Gallivan, J.P. (2018) Functional coupling between frontoparietal and occipitotemporal pathways during action and perception. Cortex. 98: 8-27. PDF Author Response



Monaco, S., Gallivan, J.P., Figley, T., Singhal, A. & Culham, J.C. (2017). Recruitment of foveal retinotopic cortex during haptic exploration of shapes and actions in the dark. The Journal of Neuroscience. 37(48):11572–11591. PDF

Nashed, J.Y., Diamond, J.S., Gallivan, J.P., Wolpert, D.M. & Flanagan, J.R. (2017) Grip force when reaching under target uncertainty provides evidence for motor optimization over averaging. Scientific Reports. 7(1):11703. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10996-6. PDF

Hernandez-Castillo, C., Nashed, J.Y., Fernandez-Ruiz, J., Wang, J.Z., Gallivan, J.P., & Cook, D.J. (2017) Increased functional connectivity after stroke correlates with behavioral scores in a non-human primate model. Scientific Reports. 7(1): 6701. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07175-y. PDF

Lowe, M.X., Rajsic, J., Gallivan, J.P., Ferber, S. & Cant, J.S. (2017) Neural representation of geometry and surface properties in object and scene perception. Neuroimage. 157: 586-597 PDF


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


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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2




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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2


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 Author Response


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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2


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 Author Response


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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2


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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2

*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 Author Response *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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2

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 Author Response 1 Author Response 2 Author Response 3 Author Response 4


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


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, 1-11 PDF 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

 Highlighted by F1000


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): 130-134. 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) 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



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

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