Eric Maris

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Probability Mcatrix Decompositioni models mtay bve uised to model observed binary associations between two sets of elements. More specifically, to explain observed associations betweeni two elements, it is assumed that B laitent Ber-noulli variables are realized for each element and that these variables are subsequently mapped into an observed data point(More)
Movements are often directed at external objects, such as when reaching out for a glass to drink from. Surprisingly, however, it is largely unknown how movement plans influence the identification of such external somatosensory stimuli. To address this, we cued participants to prepare for a speeded button press with their left/right thumb and presented a(More)
Stimulus anticipation improves perception. To account for this improvement, we investigated how stimulus processing is altered by anticipation. In contrast to a large body of previous work, we employed a demanding perceptual task and investigated sensory responses that occur beyond early evoked activity in contralateral primary sensory areas:(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed a setup for rats that allows for controlled sensory input to an animal engaged in a task while recording both electrophysiological signals and behavioral output. NEW METHOD We record electrophysiological signals using a novel high-density micro-electrocorticography (micro-ECoG) grid that covers almost the whole somatosensory(More)
Physiological measurements offer the unique opportunity to assess plausibility along multiple data dimensions, in addition to the significance of statistical tests. Increased emphasis hereon should help increase the reproducibility of research findings by turning what is often considered a threat to reproducibility (a large search space) into part of the(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed a novel setup for rats that allows for controlled sensory input to an animal engaged in a task while recording both electrophysiological signals and behavioral output. NEW METHOD Our setup is described in a companion paper. RESULTS We validate our setup by replicating (1) the functionally nonspecific spread of neural(More)
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