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Wessel JR (2018). Surprise: A more realistic framework for studying action-stopping? Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Wessel JR, Dolan KA, Hollingworth A (2018). A blunted phasic autonomic response to errors indexes age-related deficits in error awareness. Neurobiology of Aging


Wessel JR (2018). An adaptive orienting theory of error processing. Psychophysiology 55(3)

Wessel JR (2018). Prepotent motor activity and inhibitory control demands in different variants of the Go/Nogo paradigm. Psychophysiology 55(3)

Ghahremani A, Wessel JR, Udupa K, Neagu B, Zhuang P, Saha U, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Aron AR, Chen R (2018). Stopping and slowing manual and spoken responses: Similar oscillatory signatures recorded from the subthalamic nucleus. Brain and Language 176:1-10

Dutra IC, Waller DA, Wessel JR (2018). Perceptual surprise improves action stopping by non-selectively suppressing motor activity via a neural mechanism for motor inhibition. The Journal of Neuroscience 38 (6) 1482-1492

Wessel JR (2018). A neural mechanism for surprise-related interruptions of visuospatial working memory. Cerebral Cortex 28(1):199-212

Wessel JR (2018). Testing multiple psychological processes for common neural mechanisms using EEG and independent component analysis. Brain Topography 31(1):90-100

Wagner J, Wessel JR, Ghahremani A, Aron AR (2018). Establishing a right frontal beta signature for stopping action in scalp EEG: implications for testing inhibitory control in other task contexts. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 30(1):107-118

Kelley R, Flouty O, Emmons EB, Kim Y, Kingyon J, Wessel JR, Oya H, Greenlee JD, Narayanan NS (2018). A human prefrontal-subthalamic circuit for cognitive control. Brain 141(1):205-216


Wessel JR (2017). Perceptual surprise aides inhibitory motor control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 43(9):1585-1593

Wessel JR, Aron AR (2017). On the globality of motor suppression: unexpected events and their influence on behavior and cognition. Neuron 93 (2): 259–280


Wessel JR, Ghahremani A, Udupa K, Saha U, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Aron AR, Chen R (2016). Stop-related subthalamic beta activity indexes global motor suppression in Parkinson’s Disease. Movement Disorders 31(12):1846-1853.

Wessel JR, Jenkinson N, Brittain JS, Voets SE, Aziz T, Aron AR (2016). Surprise disrupts cognition via a fronto-basal ganglia supressive mechanism. Nature Communications 7:11195​

Wessel JR, Ullsperger M, Obrig H, Villringer A, Quinque E, Schroeter ML, Bretschneider KL, Arelin K, Roggenhofer E, Frisch S, Klein TA (in press). Neural synchrony indexes impaired motor slowing after errors and novelty following white-matter damage. Neurobiology of Aging 38:205-13​


Wessel JR, Tonneson A, Aron AR (2015). Stimulus devaluation induced by action stopping is greater for explicit value representations. Frontiers in Psychology 6:1640

Wessel JR, Aron AR (2015). It's not too late: The onset of the fronto-central P3 indexes successful response inhibition in the stop-signal paradigm. Psychophysiology 52(4):472-80


Wessel JR, O'Doherty JP, Berkebile M, Linderman D, Aron AR (2014). Stimulus devaluation caused by stopping action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 143(6):2316-29 

Wessel JR, Aron AR (2014). Inhibitory motor control based on complex stopping goals relies on the same brain network as simple stopping. NeuroImage 103C:225-234 

Wessel JR (2014). Performance-monitoring in realistic environments: can translating neuroscientific insights augment real-world behavioral adaptation? The Journal of Neuroscience 34(27):8934-6 

Wessel JR, Klein TA, Ott DV, Ullsperger M (2014). Lesions to the prefrontal performance-monitoring network disrupt neuronal processing and adaptive behaviors after both errors and novelty. Cortex 50, 45-54 


Wessel JR, Conner CR, Aron AR, Tandon N (2013). Chronometric stimulation of right inferior frontal cortex increases motor braking. The Journal of Neuroscience 33(50):19611-19619 

Wessel JR, Aron AR (2013). Unexpected events induce motor slowing via a brain mechanism for action-stopping with global suppressive effects. The Journal of Neuroscience 33(47):18481-91. 

Wessel JR, Reynoso HS, Aron AR (2013). Saccade suppression exerts global effects on the motor system. Journal of Neurophysiology 110(4):883-90 

Greenhouse I, Wessel JR (2013). EEG signatures associated with stopping are sensitive to preparation. Psychophysiology 50(9):900-8 

Itthipuripat S, Wessel JR, Aron AR (2013). Frontal theta is a signature of successful working memory manipulation. Experimental Brain Research 224(2): 255-62 


Wessel JR (2012). From "neural correlates of consciousness" to "neural causes of consciousness". Physics of Life Reviews 9: 299-300 

Wessel JR, Danielmeier C, Morton JB, Ullsperger M (2012). Surprise and error: Common neuronal architecture for processing errors and novelty. The Journal of Neuroscience 32(22):7528-7537 

Wessel JR (2012). Error awareness and the error-related negativity: Evaluating the first decade of evidence. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 6: 88 

Wessel JR, Haider H, Rose M (2012). The transition from implicit to explicit representations in incidental learning situations: More evidence from high-frequency EEG couplingExperimental Brain Research 217 (1): 153 - 162 


Wessel JR, Danielmeier C, Ullsperger M (2011). Error awareness revisited: Accumulation of multi-modal evidence from central and autonomic nervous systems. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23 (10): 3021 - 3036 

Wessel JR, Ullsperger M (2011). Selection of independent components comprising event-related potentials - A data driven approach for greater objectivityNeuroImage 54 (3): 2105 - 2115 


Ullsperger M, Harsay H, Wessel JR, Ridderinkhof, KR (2010). Conscious awareness of errors and its relation to the anterior insulaBrain Structure and Function 214 (5-6): 629 - 43 


Danielmeier C, Wessel JR, Steinhauser M, Ullsperger, M (2009). Modulation of the error-related negativity by response conflictPsychophysiology 46 (6): 1288 - 98