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Vaz A, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2023) Backbone spiking sequences as a basis for preplay, replay, and default states in human cortex Nature Communications In Press

Youssef D, Wittig JH, Jackson S, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2023) Neuronal spiking responses to direct electrical microstimulation in the human cortex Journal of Neuroscience In Press

Diamond JM, Withers CP, Chapeton JI, Rahman S, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2023) Interictal discharges in the human brain are travelling waves arising from an epileptogenic source Brain 146: 1903-10915 (PDF)

Xie W, Chapeton J, Bhasin S, Zawora C, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zhang W, Zaghloul KA (2023) The medial temporal lobe supports the quality of visual short-term memory representations Nature Human Behaviour 7: 627-641 (PDF



Chapeton J, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2022) Functional modules of the human temporal lobe Nature Communications 13: 6263 (PDF)

Ksendzovsky A, Altshuler M, Walbridge S, Bachani M, Mortazavi A, Steiner J, Edwards N, Inati SK, Heiss JD, Kapur J, Zaghloul KA (2022) Chronic neuronal activation leads to LDHA overexpression and glycolysis through the AMPK/HIF1a hypoxia pathway Brain Communication In Press

Mortazavi A, Fayed I, Bachani M, Dowdy T, Jahanipour J, Khan A, Owotade J, Walbridge S, Inati SK, Steiner J, Wu J, Gilbert M, Yang CZ, Larion M, Maric D, Ksendzovsky A, Zaghloul KA (2021) IDH Mutated Gliomas Promote Epileptogenesis through D-2-Hydroxyglutarte Dependent mTOR Hyperactivation NeuroOncology noac003 (PDF)


Tong APS, Vaz AP, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2021) Ripples in the human temporal lobe reflect a spectrum of synchronous spiking activity in the human anterior temporal lobe eLife 10:e68401 (PDF)

Diamond JM, Diamond BE, Trotta MS, Dembny K, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2021) Traveling waves reveal a dynamic seizure source in human focal epilepsy Brain 144(6): 1751-1763 (PDF)


Haque RU, Inati SK, Levey AI, Zaghloul KA (2020) Prediction error signals during episodic memory retrieval Nature Communications 11: 6075 (PDF)

Vaz AP, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2020) Replay of neural sequences in the human cortex during memory retrieval Science 367(6842): 1131-1134 (PDF)

Steinhardt C, Sacre P, Sheehan TC, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Sarma S, Zaghloul KA (2020) Characterizing and predicting cortical evoked responses to direct electrical stimulation of the human brain Brain Stimulation 13(5): 1218-1225 (PDF)

Xie W, Bainbridge WA, Inati SK, Baker CI, Zaghloul KA (2020) Memorability of words in arbitrary verbal associations modulates memory retrieval in the anterior temporal lobe Nature Human Behavior 9: 937-948 (PDF)


Chapeton JI, Haque R, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2019) Large-scale communication in the human brain is rhythmically modulated through alpha coherence Current Biology 29(17): 2801-2811 (PDF)

Diamond JM, Chapeton JI, Theodore WI, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2019) The seizure onset zone drives state-dependent epileptiform activity in susceptible brain regions Clinical Neurophysiology 130(9): 1628-1641 (PDF)

Steinhardt C, Sacre P, Sheehan TC, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Sarma S, Zaghloul KA (2019) Investigations of architectures for models of neural responses to electrical brain stimulation Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Conference of the IEEE EMBS 41: 6892-6895 (PDF)

Vaz AP, Inati SK, Brunel N, Zaghloul KA (2019) Coupled ripple oscillations between the medial temporal lobe and neocortex retrieve human memory Science 363(6430): 975-978 (PDF)

El-Kalliny ME, Wittig JH, Sheehan TC, Sreekumar V, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2019) Changing temporal context in human temporal lobe promotes memory of distinct episodes Nature Communications 10:203 (PDF)

Bonnevie T, Zaghloul KA (2019) The subthalamic nucleus: Unravelling new roles and mechanisms in the control of action The Neuroscientist 25(1): 48-64 (PDF)


Zavala B, Jang AI, Lungu CI, Brown P, Zaghloul KA (2018) Cognitive control involves theta power within trials and beta power across trials Brain 141(12):3361-3376 (PDF)

Wittig JH, Jang AI, Cocjin JB, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2018) Attention improves memory by suppressing spiking-neuron activity in the human anterior temporal lobe Nature Neuroscience 21:808-10 (PDF)

Sheehan TC*, Sreekumar V*, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2018) Signal Complexity of Human Intracranial EEG Tracks Successful Associative-Memory Formation across Individuals Journal of Neuroscience 38(7): 1744-1755 (PDF)

Trotta MS, Cocjin J, Whitehead E, Damera S, Wittig JH, Saad ZS, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2018) Surface based electrode localization and standardized regions of interest for intracranial EEG Human Brain Mapping 39: 709-721 (PDF)


Zavala B, Jang AI, Zaghloul KA (2017) Human subthalamic nucleus activity during decision making eLife 6:e31007 (PDF)

Sreekumar V, Wittig JH, Sheehan TC, Zaghloul KA (2017) Principled approaches to direct brain stimulation for cognitive enhancement Frontiers in Neuroscience 11(650): 1-7 (PDF)

Jang AI*, Wittig JH*, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2017) Human cortical neurons in the anterior temporal lobe reinstate spiking activity during verbal memory retrieval Current Biology 27: 1700-1705 (PDF)

Chapeton J, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2017) Stabile functional networks exhibit consistent timing in the human brain of functional connections in the human neocortex Brain 140: 628-640 (PDF)

Vaz AP, Yaffe RB, Wittig JH, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2017) Dual origins of measured phase-amplitude coupling reveal distinct neural mechanisms underlying episodic memory in the human cortex NeuroImage 148: 148-159 (PDF)

Yaffe RB, Shaikhouni A, Arai J, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2017) Cued memory retrieval exhibits reinstatement of high gamma power on a faster timescale in the left temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex Journal of Neuroscience 37(17): 4472-4480 (PDF)


Aron A, Herz D, Brown P, Forstmann B, Zaghloul KA (2016) Fronto-subthalamic circuits for control of action and cognition Journal of Neuroscience 36(45): 11489-95 (PDF)

Vanegas N, Lauro P, Huang L, Hallett M, Horovitz S, Zaghloul KA*, Lungu C* (2016) Tractography Patterns of Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation Brain 139(4): 1200-1210 (PDF)

Zavala B, Tan H, Ashkan K, Foltynie T, Limousin P, Zrinzo L, Zaghloul KA, Brown P (2016) Human subthalamic nucleus-medial frontal cortex theta phase coherence is involved in conflict and error related cortical monitoring NeuroImage 137: 178-187 (PDF)

Zavala B, Damera S, Lungu C, Brown P, Zaghloul KA (2015) Human subthalamic nucleus theta and beta oscillations entrain neuronal firing during sensorimotor conflict Cerebral Cortex (In Press)


Haque RU, Wittig JH, Damera S, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2015) Cortical low-frequency power and progressive phase synchrony precede successful memory encoding Journal of Neuroscience 35(40): 13577-86 (PDF)

Zavala B, Zaghloul KA, Brown P (2015) The subthalamic nucleus, oscillations, and conflict Movement Disorders 30(3): 328-338 (PDF)

Burke JF, Merkow MB, Jacobs J, Kahana MJ, Zaghloul KA (2015) Brain computer interface to enhance episodic memory in human participants Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 1055 (PDF)

Greenberg JA, Burke JF, Haque RU, Kahana MJ, Zaghloul KA (2015) Decreases in theta and increases in high frequency activity underlie associative memory encoding Neuroimage 114: 257-263 (PDF)


Yaffe RB, Kerr SD, Damera S, Sarma S, Inati SK, Zaghloul KA (2014) Reinstatement of distributed patterns of oscillatory power occurs with precise spatiotemporal dynamics during successful memory recall PNAS 111(52): 18727-32 (PDF)

Yang AI, Vanegas N, Lungu Z, Zaghloul KA (2014) Beta coupled high frequency activity and beta locked neuronal spiking in the human subthalamic nucleus Journal of Neuroscience 34(38): 12816-12827 (PDF)

Ramayya AG, Zaghloul KA, Weidemann CT, Baltuch GH, Kahana MJ (2014) Electrophysiological evidence for functionally distinct populations in the human substantia nigra Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 655 (PDF)

Zavala B, Brittain JS, Jenkinson N, Ashkan K, Foltynie T, Limousin P, Zrinzo L, Green AL, Aziz T, Zaghloul KA, Brown P (2014) Midline frontal cortex low frequency activity drives subthalamic nucleus oscillations during conflict Journal of Neuroscience 34(21): 7322-7333 (PDF)

Burke JF, Long NM, Zaghloul KA, Sharan AD, Sperling MR, Kahana MJ (2014) Human intracranial high-frequency activity maps episodic memory formation in space and time Neuroimage 85(2): 834-843 (PDF)

2009 - 2013

Burke JF*, Zaghloul KA*, Jacobs J, Williams RB, Sperling MR, Sharan AD, Kahana MJ, Baltuch GH (2013) Synchronous and asynchronous theta and gamma activity during episodic memory formation Journal of Neuroscience 33(1): 292-304 (PDF)

Weintraub D, Zaghloul KA (2013) The role of the subthalamic nucleus in cognition Reviews in the Neurosciences 24(2): 125-138 (PDF)

Zavala B, Brittain JS, Jenkinson N, Ashkan K, Foltynie T, Limousin P, Zrinzo L, Green AL, Aziz T, Zaghloul KA, Brown P (2013) Subthalamic nucleus LFP activity during the Eriksen-Flanker task reveals a novel role for theta phase during conflict monitoring Journal of Neuroscience 33(37): 14758-14766 (PDF)

Zaghloul KA, Weidemann CT, Lega BC, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Kahana MJ (2012) Decision conflict modulates spiking activity in the human subthalamic nucleus during action selection. Journal of Neuroscience 32(7): 2453-60 (PDF)

Schiemann J, Schlaudraff F, Klose V, Bingmer M, Seina S, Magill PJ, Zaghloul KA, Schneider G, Liss B, Roeper J (2012) K-ATP channels in dopamine neurons of the medial substantia nigra control burst firing and novelty-induced exploratory behavior Nature Neuroscience 15(9): 1272-80 (PDF)

Lega BC, Kahana MJ, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Zaghloul KA (2011) Neuronal and oscillatory activity during reward processing in the human ventral striatum NeuroReport 22(16): 795-800 (PDF)

Lega BC, Serruya MD, Zaghloul KA (2011) Brain Machine Interfaces: Electophysiological Challenges and Limitations Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering 39(1): 121-144 (PDF)

Zaghloul KA, Blanco JA, McGill K, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Kahana MJ (2009) Human Substantia Nigra Neurons Encode Unexpected Financial Rewards Science 323: 1496-99 (PDF)