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Dissociating the Contributions of Frontal Eye Field Activity to Spatial Working Memory and Motor Preparation

Donata Jonikaitis, Behrad Noudoost, Tirin Moore PMID: 37871965


Pupil size predicts the onset of exploration in brain and behavior

Akram Shourkeshti, Gabriel Marrocco, Katarzna, Jurewicz, Tirin Moore, R. Becket Ebitz PMID: 37292773

Large-scale high-density brain-wide neural recording in nonhuman primates

Eric M. Trautmann, Janis K. Hesse, Gabrien M. Stine, Ruobing Xia, Shude Zhu, Daniel J. O'Shea, Bill Karsh, Jennifer Colonell, Frank F. Lanfranchi, Saurabh Vyas, Andrew Zimnik, Natalie A. Steinmann, Daniel A. Wagenaar, Alexandru Andrei, Carolina Mora Lopez, John O'Callaghan, Jan Putzeys, Bogdan C. Raducanu, Marleen Welkenhuysen, Mark Churchland, Tirin Moore, Michael Shadlen, Krishna Shenoy, Doris Tsao, Barundeb Dutta, Timothy Harris PMID: 37205406

Intrinsic timescales in the visual cortex change with selective attention and reflect spatial connectivity

Roxanna Zeraati, Yan-Liang Shi, Nicholas A. Steinmetz, Marc A. Gieselmann, Alexander Thiele, Tirin Moore, Anna Levina, Tatiana A. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-37613-7. PMID: 37012299; PMCID: PMC10070246.


Functional interactions among neurons within single columns of macaque V1

Ethan B. Trepka, Shude Zhu, Ruobing Xia, Xiaomo Chen, Tirin Moore

doi: 10.7554/eLife.79322. PMID: 36321687; PMID: PMC9662816.

Cortical state dynamics and selective attention define the spatial pattern of correlated variability in neocortex.

Shi YL, Steinmetz NA, Moore T, Boahen K, Engel TA.Nat Commun. 2022 Jan 10;13(1):44. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27724-4.PMID: 35013259 


Working memory gates visual input to primate prefrontal neurons.

Noudoost B, Clark KL, Moore T.Elife. 2021 Jun 16;10:e64814. doi: 10.7554/eLife.64814.PMID: 34133270 


Frontotemporal coordination predicts working memory performance and its local neural signatures.

Rezayat E, Dehaqani MA, Clark K, Bahmani Z, Moore T, Noudoost B.Nat Commun. 2021 Feb 17;12(1):1103. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-21151-1.PMID: 33597516

Top-down coordination of local cortical state during selective attention.

van Kempen J, Gieselmann MA, Boyd M, Steinmetz NA, Moore T, Engel TA, Thiele A.Neuron. 2021 Mar 3;109(5):894-904.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.12.013. Epub 2021 Jan 5.PMID: 33406410 


Separable Influences of Reward on Visual Processing and Choice.

Soltani A, Rakhshan M, Schafer RJ, Burrows BE, Moore T.J Cogn Neurosci. 2021 Feb;33(2):248-262. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01647. Epub 2020 Nov 9.PMID: 33166195


Differences in Noradrenaline Receptor Expression Across Different Neuronal Subtypes in Macaque Frontal Eye Field.

Lee M, Mueller A, Moore T.Front Neuroanat. 2020 Nov 26;14:574130. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2020.574130. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33328901 

Frontal eye field neurons selectively signal the reward value of prior actions.

Chen X, Zirnsak M, Vega GM, Moore T. Prog Neurobiol. 2020 Jul 3:101881. doi: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2020.101881. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32628973


Remote, brain region-specific control of choice behavior with ultrasonic waves.

Kubanek J, Brown J, Ye P, Pauly KB, Moore T, Newsome W. Sci Adv. 2020 May 20;6(21):eaaz4193. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz4193. eCollection 2020 May. PMID: 32671207

Parietal Cortex Regulates Visual Salience and Salience-Driven Behavior.

Chen X, Zirnsak M, Vega GM, Govil E, Lomber SG, Moore T.

Neuron. 2020 Apr 8;106(1):177-187.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.01.016. Epub 2020 Feb 10.



Dopamine Receptor Expression Among Local and Visual Cortex-Projecting Frontal Eye Field Neurons.

Mueller A, Krock RM, Shepard S, Moore T.

Cereb Cortex. 2020 Jan 10;30(1):148-164. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz078.



Top-down coordination of local cortical state during selective attention

Jochem van Kempen, Marc A. Gieselmann, Michael Boyd, Nicholas A. Steinmetz, Tirin Moore, Tatiana A. Engel, Alexander Thiele

bioRxiv 2020.03.26.009365; doi:

Frontotemporal Coordination Predicts Working Memory Performance and its Local Neural Signatures

Ehsan Rezayat, Mohmmad-Reza A. Dehaqani, Kelsey Clark, Zahra Bahmani, Tirin Moore, Behrad Noudoost

bioRxiv 2020.03.05.976928; doi:


The interdependence of attention, working memory and gaze control: behavior and neural circuitry.

Jonikaitis D, Moore T. Curr Opin Psychol. 2019 Oct;29:126-134. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.01.012. Epub 2019 Jan 28. PMID: 30825836

Prefrontal Contributions to Attention and Working Memory.

Bahmani Z, Clark K, Merrikhi Y, Mueller A, Pettine W, Isabel Vanegas M, Moore T, Noudoost B. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2019;41:129-153. doi: 10.1007/7854_2018_74. PMID: 30739308

Both a Gauge and a Filter: Cognitive Modulations of Pupil Size.

Ebitz RB, Moore T. Front Neurol. 2019 Jan 22;9:1190. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.01190. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30723454

Laminar segregation of sensory coding and behavioral readout in macaque V4.

Pettine WW, Steinmetz NA, Moore T.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 16;116(29):14749-14754. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1819398116. Epub 2019 Jun 27.


Top-down coordination of local cortical state during selective attention

Jochem van Kempen, Marc A. Gieselmann, Michael Boyd, Nicholas A. Steinmetz, Tirin Moore, Tatiana A. Engel, Alexander Thiele

bioRxiv 2020.03.26.009365; doi:


Differential Expression of Dopamine D5 Receptors across Neuronal Subtypes in Macaque Frontal Eye Field  

Adrienne Mueller, Steven B. Shepard, and Tirin Moore                         

Frontiers in neural circuits 12 (2018): 12


Dissonant representations of visual space in prefrontal cortex during eye movements                                                                 

Chen, Xiaomo, Marc Zirnsak, and Tirin Moore                                                                                         

Cell reports 22.8 (2018): 2039-2052.


Exploration disrupts choice-predictive signals and alters dynamics in prefrontal cortex                                                               

Ebitz, R. Becket, Eddy Albarran, and Tirin Moore                                                                        

Neuron 97.2 (2018): 450-461.


Selective modulation of the pupil light reflex by microstimulation of prefrontal cortex. 
Ebitz R, Moore T.
J. Neuroscience. 2017 May 10;37(19):5008-5018. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2433-16.2017. Epub 2017 Apr 21.

Spatial working memory alters the efficacy of input to visual cortex. 
Merrikhi Y, Clark K, Albarran E, Parsa M, Zirnsak M, Moore T, Noudoost B. 
Nat Commun. 2017 Apr 27;8:15041. doi:10.1038/ncomms15041

Two types of receptive field dynamics in area V4 at the time of eye movements?
Hartmann TS, Zirnsak M, Marquis M, Hamker FH, Moore T.
Front Syst Neurosci. 2017 Mar 21;11:13. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2017.00013. eCollection 2017.

Linking ADHD to the neural circuitry of attention.
Mueller A, Hong DS, Shepard S, Moore T
Trends Cogn Sci. 2017 Jun;21(6):474-488. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2017.03.009. Epub 2017 May 5. Review.

Does the superior colliculus control perceptual sensitivity or choice bias during attention?  Evidence from a multialternative decision framework.
Sridharan D, Steinmetz NA, Moore T, Knudsen EI.
J Neurosci. 2017 Jan 18;37(3):480-511. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4505-14.2017.

Neural Mechanisms of Selective Visual Attention.
Moore T, Zirnsak M.
Annu Rev Psychol. 2017 Jan 3;68:47-72. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-122414-033400.

Social and attention-to-detail subclusters of autistic traits differentially predict looking at eyes and face identity recognition ability.
Davis J, McKone E, Zirnsak M, Moore T, O'Kearney R, Apthrop D, Palermo R.
Br J Psychol 2017 Feb;108(1):191-219. doi:10.1111/bjop.12188. Epub 2016 Mar 14.


Selective modulation of cortical state during spatial attention.
Engel T, Steinmetz NA, Gieselmann MA, Thiele A, Moore T, Boahen K.
Science. 2016 , 354(6316):1140-1144.

Visual sensitivity of frontal eye field neurons during the preparation of saccadic eye movements.
Krock RM, Moore T.
J. Neuroscience  2016 Dec 1;116(6):2882-2891. doi: 10.1152/jn.01140.2015. Epub 2016 Sep 28

Does the Superior Colliculus Control Perceptual Sensitivity or Choice Bias during Attention? Evidence from a Multialternative Decision Framework.
Sridharan D, Steinmetz NA, Moore T, Knudsen EI
J. Neuroscience 2016,  37(3):480-511.


The What and Where of Visual Attention.
Moore T, Zirnsak, M 
Neuron. 2015 88: 626-8. 

Copula regression analysis of simultaneously recorded frontal eye field and inferotemporal spiking activity during object-based working memory.
Hu M, Clark KL, Gong X, Noudoost B, Li M, Moore T, Liang H.
 J. Neuroscience, 2015,  Jun 10;35(23):8745-57. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5041-14.2015.

Diverse coupling of neurons to populations in sensory cortex.
Okun M, Steinmetz NA, Cossell L, Iacaruso MF, Ko H, Barthó P, Moore T, Hofer SB, Mrsic-Flogel TD, Carandini M, Harris KD.
Nature. 2015 May,  28;521(7553):511-5. doi: 10.1038/nature14273. Epub 2015 Apr 6.

The Influence of Gaze Control on Visual Perception: Eye Movements and Visual Stability.
Krock RM, Moore T.
Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2015 Mar 9. pii: 024836. [Epub ahead of print]

Combined contributions of feedforward and feedback inputs to bottom-up attention.
Khorsand P, Moore T, Soltani A.
Front Psychol. 2015,  Mar 2;6:155. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00155. eCollection 2015.


Latency of chromatic information in area V4.
Chang MH, Xian S, Rubin J, Moore T.
J. Physiol. (Paris) 2014,  108:11-17.

Distinct contribution of the frontal eye field to the representation of saccadic targets.
Noudoost B, Clark KL, Moore T.
J. Neurosci. 2014,  34:3687-3698

Visual space is compressed in prefrontal cortex before eye movements.
Zirnsak M, Steinmetz NA, Noudoost B, Xu KZ, Moore T.
Nature. 2014,  507:504-7.

Global selection of saccadic target features by neurons in area V4.
Burrows BE, Zirnsak M. Akhlaghpour H., Wang M, Moore T.
J. Neurosci. 2014 May 7; 34(19):6700-6

Persistent spatial information in the FEF during object-based short-term memory does not contribute to task performance.
Clark KL, Noudoost B, Moore T.
J. Cogn. Neurosci. 2014  June;26(6): 1292-9

Eye movement preparation modulates neuronal responses in area V4 when dissociated from attentional demands.
Steinmetz NA, Moore T.
Neuron. 2014, 83:496-506

Distinguishing bias from sensitivity effects in multialternative detection tasks.
Sridharan D, Steinmetz NA, Moore T, Knudsen EI.
J. Vision. 201414: pii: 16.

Saccades and shifting receptive fields:  anticipating consequences or selecting targets?
Zirnsak M, Moore T.
Trends Cogn. Sci. 18:621-28


Prefrontal contributions to visual selective attention.
Squire RF, Noudoost B, Schafer RJ, Moore T.
Ann Rev of Neurosci 2013 July; 36:451-466.

Dissociable dopaminergic control of saccadic target selection and its implications for reward modulation.
Soltani A, Noudoost B, Moore T.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Feb 26;110(9):3579-84.

Parietal and prefrontal neurons driven to distraction.
Noudoost B, Moore T.
Nat Neurosci. 2013, Jan;16(1):8-9. 


Dissociation of response variability from firing rate effects in frontal eye field neurons during visual stimulation, working memory, and attention.
Chang MH, Armstrong KM, Moore T.
J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 8;32(6):2204-16.

Persistent spatial information in the frontal eye field during object-based short-term memory.
Clark KL, Noudoost B, Moore T.
J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 8;32(32):10907-14.

Lumping and splitting the neural circuitry of visual attention.
Steinmetz NA, Moore T.
Neuron. 2012 Feb 9;73(3):410-2. 


The role of neuromodulators in selective attention.
Noudoost B, Moore T.
Trends Cogn Sci. 2011 Dec;15(12):585-91.

Selective attention from voluntary control of neurons in prefrontal cortex.
Schafer RJ, Moore T.
Science. 2011 Jun 24;332(6037):1568-71. 

Control of visual cortical signals by prefrontal dopamine.
Noudoost B, Moore T.
Nature. 2011 May 15;474(7351):372-5.

Probing neural circuitry and function with electrical microstimulation.
Clark KL, Armstrong KM, Moore T.
Proc Biol Sci. 2011 Apr 22;278(1709):1121-30. 

A reliable microinjectrode system for use in behaving monkeys.
Noudoost B, Moore T.
J Neurosci Methods. 2011 Jan 15;194(2):218-23.


Top-down control of visual attention.
Noudoost B, Chang MH, Steinmetz NA, Moore T.
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2010 Apr;20(2):183-90. 

Stimulus onset quenches neural variability: a widespread cortical phenomenon.
Churchland MM, Yu BM, Cunningham JP, Sugrue LP, Cohen MR, Corrado GS, Newsome WT, Clark AM, Hosseini P, Scott BB, Bradley DC, Smith MA, Kohn A, Movshon JA, Armstrong KM, Moore T, Chang SW, Snyder LH, Lisberger SG, Priebe NJ, Finn IM, Ferster D, Ryu SI, Santhanam G, Sahani M, Shenoy KV.
Nat Neurosci. 2010 Mar;13(3):369-78. 

Changes in the response rate and response variability of area V4 neurons during the preparation of saccadic eye movements.
Steinmetz NA, Moore T.
J Neurophysiol. 2010 Mar;103(3):1171-8. 


 Selection and maintenance of spatial information by frontal eye field neurons.
Armstrong KM, Chang MH, Moore T.
 J Neurosci. 2009 Dec 16;29(50):15621-9

Influence and limitations of popout in the selection of salient visual stimuli by area V4 neurons.
Burrows BE, Moore T.
J Neurosci. 2009 Dec 2;29(48):15169-77. 

Dynamic sensitivity of area V4 neurons during saccade preparation.
Han X, Xian SX, Moore T.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Aug 4;106(31):13046-51.

Presaccadic  discrimination of receptive field stimuli by area V4 neurons.
Moore T, Chang MH
Vision Research. 2009; 49:1227-32.


Attention governs action in the primate frontal eye field.
Schafer RJ, Moore T.
Neuron. 2007 Nov 8;56(3):541-51.

Electrical signals propagate unbiased in cortex.
Gilja V, Moore T.
Neuron. 2007 Sep 6;55(5):684-6.

Temporal patterning of saccadic eye movement signals.
Kimmel DL, Moore T.
J Neurosci. 2007 Jul 18;27(29):7619-30.

Rapid enhancement of visual cortical response discriminability by microstimulation of the frontal eye field.
Armstrong KM, Moore T.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 May 29;104(22):9499-504.


Changes in visual receptive fields with microstimulation of frontal cortex.
Armstrong KM, Fitzgerald JK, Moore T.
Neuron. 2006 Jun 1;50(5):791-8.

The neurobiology of visual attention: finding sources.
Moore T.
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Apr;16(2):159-65. 

Visual and oculomotor selection: links, causes and implications for spatial attention.
Awh E, Armstrong KM, Moore T.
Trends Cogn Sci. 2006 Mar;10(3):124-30.


Representations of faces and body parts in macaque temporal cortex: a functional MRI study.
Pinsk MA, DeSimone K, Moore T, Gross CG, Kastner S.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 May 10;102(19):6996-7001.

Methods for functional magnetic resonance imaging in normal and lesioned behaving monkeys.
Pinsk MA, Moore T, Richter MC, Gross CG, Kastner S.
J Neurosci Methods. 2005 Apr 30;143(2):179-95. 


Visuomotor origins of covert spatial attention.
Moore T, Armstrong KM, Fallah M.
Neuron. 2003 Nov 13;40(4):671-83.

Complex movements evoked by microstimulation of the ventral intraparietal area.
Cooke DF, Taylor CS, Moore T, Graziano MS.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 May 13;100(10):6163-8. 

Selective gating of visual signals by microstimulation of frontal cortex.
Moore T, Armstrong KM.
Nature. 2003 Jan 23;421(6921):370-3.

Visually guided behavior after V1 lesions in young and adult monkeys and its relation to blindsight in humans.
Gross CG, Moore T, Rodman HR
Prog. Brain Res. 2003 144:279-94.


The cortical control of movement revisited.
Graziano MS, Taylor CS, Moore T, Cooke DF.
Neuron. 2002 Oct 24;36(3):349-62. 

Probing cortical function with electrical stimulation.
Graziano MS, Taylor CS, Moore T.
Nat Neurosci. 2002 Oct;5(10):921. 

Complex movements evoked by microstimulation of precentral cortex.
Graziano MS, Taylor CS, Moore T.
Neuron. 2002 May 30;34(5):841-51.


Control of eye movements and spatial attention.
Moore T, Fallah M
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jan 30;98(3):1273-6. Epub 2001 J

Direction of motion discrimination after early lesions of striate cortex (V1) of the macaque monkey.
Moore T, Rodman HR, Gross CG.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001 Jan 2; 98(1):325-30.

Eye movements modulate visual receptive fields of V4 neurons.
Tolias AS, Moore T, Smirnakis SM, Tehovnik EJ, Siapas AG, Schiller PH.
Neuron. 2001 March; 29(3):757:67.


Shape representations and visual guidance of saccadic eye movements.
Moore T
Science. 1999 Sep 17;285(5435):1914-7.

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