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Journal articles

  1. Donchin, O., Rabe, K., Diedrichsen, J., Lally, N., Schoch, B., Gizewski, E., Timmann, D. Force field adaptation and visuomotor adaptation involve different regions in the anterior cerebellum. J. Neurophysiol. In press 2011. doi:10.1152/jn.00007.2011 [pdf]
  2. Aprassoff, Y., and Donchin, O., Correlations in state space can cause sub-optimal adaptation of optimal feedback control models.  Journal of Computational Neuroscience, In press 2011. doi:10.1007/s10827-011-0350-z [pdf].
  3. Donchin, O., Frens, M., Forward models and state estimation in compensatory eye movements. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 3(13), 2009. [Frontiers web site (open access)] [pdf]
  4. Glicksohn, J., Berkovitch-Ohana, A., Balaban-Dotan, T., Goldstein, A., Donchin, O., Time production and EEG alpha revisited, Neuroquantology, 7(1): 138-151, 2009. [pdf]
  5. Rabe, K., Livne, O., Timmann, D., Donchin, O., Localizing adaptation in the cerebellum. J. Neurophysiol., 101(4):1961-71, 2009.[pdf]
  6. Timmann, D., Konczak, J., Ilg., W., Donchin,, O., Hermsdörfer , J., Dizewski, E.R., Schoch, B., Current advances in lesion-symptom mapping of the human cerebellum. Neuroscience, 162(3): 836-51, 2009. [pdf]
  7. Yartsev, M., Givon-Mayo, R., Maller, M., Donchin, O., Behavioral related pauses in the simple spikes of Purkinje cells in awake cat. Front. Sys. Neurosci., 3(2). doi:10.3389/neuro.06.002. 2009. [Frontiers web site (open access)] [pdf]
  8. Gidley-Larson, J.C., Bastian, A.J., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R., and Mostofsky, S.H.  Children with Autism Show Impaired Motor Sequence Learning But Spared Motor Adaptation. Brain., 131(11):2894-903, 2008. [pdf]
  9.  Izawa, J., Rane, T., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R., Uncertainty of the internal model predictably changes control of reaching, J. Neurosci., 28(11):2883–2891, 2008. [pdf]
  10. Wainscott, S.K., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R.  Internal models and contextual cues: encoding serial order and direction of movement. J. Neurophysiol. 93:786-800, 2005. [pdf 1.1M]
  11. Donchin, O., Francis, J., Shadmehr, R., Motor Learning with Motor Primitives: A View from Function Approximation Theory. J. Neurosci., 23: 9032-9045, 2003. [pdf 785K] [Supplemental material pdf 212K]
  12. Hwang, E., Donchin, O,. Smith, M.A., Shadmehr, R., A Gain-Field Encoding of Limb Position and Velocity in the Internal Model of Arm Dynamics. PLOS Biol., 1(2): e25 DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0000025, 2003. [pdf 1.1M][Suplemmental material pdf 60K]
  13. Donchin, O., Sawaki, L., Madupu, G., Cohen, L.G., Shadmehr, R., Mechanimsms influencing acquisition and recall of motor memories. J. Neurophysiol., 88: 2114-2123, 2002.[pdf 555K]
  14. Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R., Linking motor learning to function approximation: Learning in an unlearnable force field. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 14. Diettrich, T. G., Becker, S., and Ghahramani, Z. (eds.)  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. pp. 197-203, 2002. [pdf 193K]
  15. Donchin, O., Gribova, A., Steinberg, O., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. Single-Unit activity related to bimanual movements in primary and supplementary motor areas.  J. Neurophysiol., 88: 3498–3517, 2002. [pdf 1.1M]
  16. Criscimagna-Hemminger, S., Donchin, O., Gazzaniga, M., Shadmehr, R. Learned Dynamics of Reaching Movements Generalize From Dominant to Nondominant Arm. J. Neurophysiol., (October 10, 2002). 10.1152/jn.00622.2002 [pdf 1.0M]
  17. Ariff, G., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R., Trajectory of saccades as a real-time predictor of hand trajectory during reaching movements.  J. Neurosci., 22: 7721-7729, 2002. [pdf 538K]
  18. Gribova A., Donchin O., Bergman H. , Vaadia E. , Cardoso de Oliveira, S.  Timing of bimanual movements in human and non-human primates in relation to neuronal activity in primary motor cortex and supplementary motor area.  Exp. Brain Res., 146: 322-335, 2002. [pdf 308K] (The original publication is available from Springer-Verlag, who hold the copyright.)
  19. Steinberg, O., Donchin, O., Gribova, A., Cardoso de Oliveria, S., Bergman, H., Vaadia, E.  Neuronal Populations in Primary Motor Cortex Encode Bimanual Arm Movements.  European Journal of Neuroscience. 15: 1371-1380, 2002. [pdf 418K]
  20. Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R., Learning of reaching movements: computational models. International Symposium on Measurement, Analysis and Modeling of Human Function, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 7-13, 2001.
  21. Donchin, O., Gribova, A., Steinberg, O, Bergman, H., Cardoso de Oliveria, S., and Vaadia, E. Local field potentials related to bimanual movements in primary and supplementary motor areas. Exp. Brain Res. 140:45-55, 2001. [pdf 170K] (The original publication is available from Springer-Verlag  here , who hold the copyright.)
  22. Cardoso de Oliveria, S., Gribova, A., Donchin, O., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. Neural interactions between motor cortical hemispheres during bimanual and unimanual arm movements.  European Journal of Neuroscience. 14:1881-1896, 2001. [pdf 1.05MB]
  23. Donchin, O., Are bimanual movements two independent processes or one global event: a physiological study, PhD. Thesis, 1999. [full pdf ,17 MB] [Abstract, contents and Introduction, 45K]   [Chapter 1, 1.2MB] [Chapter 2, 3.5MB] [Chapter 3, 1.1MB] [Chapter 4, 2.3MB] [Discussion and Bibliography, 50K]
  24. Donchin, O., Cardoso de Oliveira, S., and Vaadia, E. Who Tells One Hand What the Other Is Doing: The Neurophysiology of Bimanual Movements. Neuron 23:15-18, 1999. [pdf 119K]
  25. Donchin, O., Gribova, A., Steinberg, O., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. Primary motor cortex is involved in bimanual coordination. Nature 395:274-278, 1998. [pdf 1.5MB]
  26. Avitsur, R., Donchin, O., Barak, O., Cohen, E., and Yirmiya, R. Behavioral effects of interleukin-1 beta: modulation by gender, estrus cycle, and progesterone. Brain Behav.Immun. 9:234-241, 1995.
  27. Yirmiya, R., Avitsur, R., Donchin, O., and Cohen, E. Interleukin-1 inhibits sexual behavior in female but not in male rats. Brain Behav.Immun. 9:220-233, 1995.
  28. Yirmiya, R., Rosen, H., Donchin, O., and Ovadia, H. Behavioral effects of lipopolysaccharide in rats: involvement of endogenous opioids. Brain Res. 648:80-86, 1994.
  29. Yirmiya, R., Ben-Eliyahu, S., Page, G.G., Donchin, O., Cohen, E., Shavit, Y., Liebeskind, J.C., and Taylor, A.N., Ethanol-induced facilitation of tumor metastases:effects of immunosuppression and interaction with stress. Advances in Biosciences, 86:421-5, 1993.

Book chapters

  1. Shadmehr, R., Donchin, O., Hwang, E.J., Hemminger, S.E., Rao, A. Learning to compensate for dynamics of reaching movements. In: Motor Cortex and Voluntary Movements (A. Riehle and E. Vaadia, editors), CRC Press. pp. 297-328, 2005.
  2. Donchin, O., Cardoso de Oliveira, S. Electrophysiology of Bimanual Coordination in Primates. In: Neuro-behavioral determinants of interlimb coordination (S. Swinnen and J. Duysens, editors), Kluwer Academic Publishers: Boston. pp. 131-153, 2004.

Invited Lectures

  1. “Bimanual movements and the motor cortex.” Symposium on plasticity of sensory-motor systems, Trieste, Italy. 25-26 May, 1998.
  2. “Measuring neuronal synchrony.” The Borsellini College of Neurophysics, Trieste, Italy. 18 May-5 June, 1998.
  3. “Population Vectors in the motor cortex: are they related to movement.” The Borsellini College of Neurophysics, Trieste, Italy. 18 May-5 June, 1998.
  4. “Variability in movements: when does the brain think two movements are different.” The Borsellini College of Neurophysics, Trieste, Italy. 18 May-5 June, 1998.

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Zur, R., Hertz, U., Zaguri, N., Sella, K., Grinharsh, O. Donchin, O. How does expertise influence motor learning? Neural Control of Movement, 2007.
  2. Kuperman, A., Donchin, O. Quantifying desired trajectory change. Neural Control of Movement, 2007.
  3. Hertz, U., Zaguri, N., Donchin, O. The effects of expertise on motor learning through observation. Israeli Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
  4. Yartsev, M., Donchin, O. The relation of bistability in cat cerebellum to behavior, Israeli Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
  5. Donchin, O., Diedrichsen, J. Using state space models to study noise in  adaptation to perturbation of reaching movements. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts, 2005.
  6. Donchin, O. and Shadmehr, R. Changes in desired trajectory during extended motor learning. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 29:822.15, 2003. [pdf 2.9M]
  7. Donchin, O., Francis, J.T., Shadmehr, R. Explaining motor learning using a simple dynamical system. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 28:269.8, 2002. [pdf 2.5M]
  8. Hemminger, S., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R. Intermanual generalization of arm dynamics in extrinsic coordinates. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 27:302.1, 2001. [pdf  310K]
  9. Donchin, O., Sawaki, L., Madupu, G., Cohen, L.G., Shadmehr, R. Influence of agents affecting synaptic plasticity on learning of reaching movements. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 27:302.2, 2001. [pdf  980K]
  10. Ariff, G.D., Donchin, O., Sachs, M.B., Shadmehr, R. Saccades during reaching movements suggest a forward model of arm dynamics.  Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 27:302.5, 2001. [pdf 1.6M]
  11. Hwang, E., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R. Shape of the motor primitives in arm position space. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts , 27:302.6, 2001.  [pdf 1.1M]
  12. Ariff, G., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R. Saccades during eye tracking reflect predictions of hand state. Neural Control of Movement, Seville, Spain, 2001.
  13. Hwang, E.J., Donchin, O., Shadmehr, R. Learning of position dependent dynamics in reaching movements. Neural Control of Movement , Seville, Spain, 2001.
  14. Donchin, O., Steinberg, O., Cardoso de Oliveira, S., Gribova, A., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. Coding bimanual movements: single unit activity, local field potentials, and population vectors.IBRO Abstracts 5:142-142, 1999.
  15. Gribova, A., Cardoso de Oliveira, S., Donchin, O., Steinberg, O., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. The effect of SMA lesion on bimanual coordination, neuronal activity and inter-hemispheric interactions in pre-central motor fields. IBRO Abstracts 5:102-102, 1999.
  16. Gribova, A., Cardoso de Oliveira, S., Donchin, O., Steinberg, O., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. Bilateral lesions of the supplementary motor area (SMA): movement deficits and compensatory changes in other motor areas. Neuroscience Letters 51:S17-S17, 1998.
  17. Donchin, O., Steinberg, O., Gribova, A., Cardoso de Oliveira, S., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. Bimanual movements and population vectors: activity of single neurons in primary motor cortex (MI) and supplementary motor area (SMA).Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 24:158.3, 1998. 
  18. Donchin, O., Gribova, A., Steinberg, O., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. How do SMA and MI contribute to bimanual coordination: evidence from simultaneous recordings of single unit activity and local field potentials in the two hemispheres of a recording monkey. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 23:1554-1554, 1997.
  19. Donchin, O., Gribova, A., Bergman, H., and Vaadia, E. How do the two hemispheres of the cortex communicate in coordinating the actions of the arms: single unit study in a behaving monkey. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 22:2022-2022, 1996.
  20. Arieli, A., Donchin, O., Aertsen, A., Bergman, H., Gribova, A., Grinvald, A., and Vaadia, E. The impact of on-going cortical activity on evoked potentials and behavioral responses in the awake behaving monkey. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts 22:2022-2022, 1996.
  21. Avitsur, R., Donchin, O., and Yirmiya, R., Involvement of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in mediating the behavioral effects of IL-1.A paper presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, 1993.
  22. Donchin, O., Avitsur, R., Cohen, E., and Yirmiya, R., Sexual differences in the expression of sickness behavior. A paper presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, 1993.
  23. Yirmiya, R., Ovadia, H., Rosen, H., Cohen, E., and Donchin, O., Behavioral effects of LPS: Involvement of endogenous opioids. A paper presented at the meeting on “Research Perspective in Psychoneuroimmunology,” Boulder, Colorado, 1993.
  24. Yirmiya, R., Ovadia, H., Rosen, H., Donchin, O., Avitsur, R., and Cohen, E., Involvement of endogenous opiates in mediating the behavioral effects of LPS.A paper presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, 1993.

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