Mutual understanding

Stolk A, Basnakova J, Toni I (2020). Joint epistemic engineering: The neglected process of context construction in human communication. PsyArXiv

Toni I, Stolk A (2019). Conceptual alignment as a neurocognitive mechanism for human communicative interactions. in Human Language: from Genes and Brains to Behavior (ed. Hagoort P)

Wheatley T, Boncz A, Toni I, Stolk A (2019). Beyond the isolated brain: The promise and challenge of interacting minds. Neuron

Wadge H, Brewer R, Bird G, Toni I, Stolk A (2019). Communicative misalignment in autism spectrum disorder. Cortex

de Boer M, Kokal I, Blokpoel M, Liu R, Stolk A, Roelofs K, van Rooij I, Toni I (2017). Oxytocin modulates human communication by enhancing cognitive exploration. Psychoneuroendocrinology

Oosterwijk AM, de Boer M, Stolk A, Hartmann F, Toni I, Verhagen L (2017). Communicative knowledge pervasively influences sensorimotor computations. Scientific Reports

Stolk A (2017). Human communication and the brain. Front Young Minds

Ye Z, Stolk A, Toni I, Hagoort P (2016). Oxytocin modulates semantic integration in speech comprehension. J Cogn Neurosci

Stolk A, Verhagen L, Toni I (2016). Conceptual alignment: How brains achieve mutual understanding. Trends Cogn Sci

Stolk A, de Boer M, van Rooij I, Toni I (2016). Elkaar begrijpen / Understanding each other - textbook chapter (Englishonline materials)

Stolk A, D'Imperio D, di Pellegrino G, Toni I (2015). Altered communicative decisions following ventromedial prefrontal lesions. Current Biology

Stolk A, Blokpoel M, van Rooij I, Toni I (2015). On the generation of shared symbols. in Cognitive Neuroscience of Natural Language Use (ed. Willems RM)

Stolk A (2014). On the generation of shared symbols. Donders Series 166

Stolk A, Noordzij ML, Verhagen L, Volman I, Schoffelen J-M, Oostenveld R, Hagoort P, Toni I (2014). Cerebral coherence between communicators marks the emergence of meaning. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA

Stolk A (2014). In sync: metaphor, mechanism or marker of mutual understanding? J Neurosci

Stolk A, Noordzij ML, Volman I, Verhagen L, Overeem S, van Elswijk G, Bloem B, Hagoort P, Toni I (2014). Understanding communicative actions: A repetitive TMS study. Cortex

Stolk A, Hunnius S, Bekkering H, Toni I (2013). Early social experience predicts referential communicative adjustments in five-year-old children. PLoS One

Stolk A, Verhagen L, Schoffelen J-M, Oostenveld R, Blokpoel M, Hagoort P, van Rooij I, Toni I (2013). Neural mechanisms of communicative innovation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA

Blokpoel M, van Kesteren M, Stolk A, Haselager P, Toni I, van Rooij I (2012). Recipient design in human communication: Simple heuristics or perspective taking? Front Hum Neurosci


Sensorimotor coordination

Stolk A, Brinkman L, Vansteensel MJ, Aarnoutse E, Leijten FSS, Dijkerman CH, Knight RT, de Lange FP, Toni I (2019). Electrocorticographic dissociation of alpha and beta rhythmic activity in the human sensorimotor system. eLife

Brinkman L, Stolk A, Marshall T, Esterer S, Sharp P, Dijkerman C, de Lange F, Toni I (2016). Independent causal contributions of alpha- and beta-band oscillations during movement selection. J Neurosci

Brinkman L, Stolk A, Dijkerman C, de Lange F, Toni I (2014). Distinct roles for alpha- and beta-band oscillations during mental simulation of goal-directed actions. J Neurosci


Neuroscientic methods

Holdgraf C et al (2019). iEEG-BIDS, extending the Brain Imaging Data Structure specification to human intracranial electrophysiology. Scientific Data

Stolk A, Griffin S, van der Meij R, Dewar C, Saez I, Lin JJ, Piantoni G, Schoffelen J-M, Knight RT, Oostenveld R (2018). Integrated analysis of anatomical and electrophysiological human intracranial data. Nature Protocols

Stolk A, Todorovic A, Schoffelen J-M, Oostenveld R (2013). Online and offline tools for head movement compensation in MEG. Neuroimage



Robins S, Aronowitz S, Stolk A (2021). Memory structure and cognitive maps. in Neuroscience & Philosophy (eds. de Brigard, Sinnott Armstrong)

Mairon N, Nahum M, Stolk A, Knight RT, Perry A (2020). Behavioral and EEG Measures Show no Amplifying Effects of Shared Attention on Attention or Memory. Scientific Reports

Saez I, Lin JJ, Stolk A, Chang E, Parvizi J, Schalk G, Knight RT, Hsu M (2018). Encoding of multiple reward-related computations in transient and sustained high-frequency activity in human OFC. Current Biology

Hoofs V, Princen MM, Poljac E, Stolk A, Poljac E (2018). Task switching in autism: An EEG study on intentions and actions. Neuropsychologia


Media articles

Hoe we elkaar begrijpen – of soms juist niet, Kennislink

A computer game provides invaluable information on autism spectrum disorder, CORDIS

How we understand each other in a shared cognitive space, Donders Newsletter

A novel cause for communication deficits in autism, Language In Interaction

Waarom zijn computers zo slecht in communiceren met mensen?, Motherboard

Will computers ever truly understand what we’re saying?, UC Berkeley

Waarom je computer je niet begrijpt, Kennislink

Donders publication wins Best Paper Award, Donders Institute

Frontal lobe damage alters communication, Donders Institute

Communicatie mist nuance bij frontale hersenschade, Radboud University

Communicerende breinen updaten continu, Zorg + Welzijn

Brains in synchrony help us to communicate, Editor's Choice, Science

Rubicon grant on mutual understanding in the brain, Donders Institute

Nieuwe hersenkaart, De kennis van nu, Radio 5

Neurobiology of Language - Cerebral coherence between communicators marks the emergence of meaning, Max Planck Institute

Interpreting communicative signals, New & Newsworthy, PNAS

Synchrony in communicating brains, Donders Institute

Honden luisteren net als mensen, Volkskrant

De “Just-Yo” app en wederzijds begrip, Donders Wonders

Elkaar begrijpen gaat niet alleen met woorden, Kennislink

Communicerende breinen (Promotie), Radboud University

Thesis defense Arjen Stolk, Donders Institute

Praten zonder woorden kan, de Telegraaf

Begrijpen kan ook zonder taal, Volkskrant

Communicerende breinen, Het Talige Brein

Nieuwe taal verzinnen zonder woorden, zonder elkaar te zien, Radboud University

A rough guide to mind-reading, The Guardian

Lekker sociaal, Trouw

Creche maakt socialer, de Telegraaf

Daycare and social development, Oxford University Press Psychology Blog

Opvang maakt kinderen socialer,, RTL4

Opvang maakt kinderen socialer,

Creche maakt kinderen socialer, Volkskrant

Creche versterkt inlevingsvermogen, Kennislink

Vaak naar de crèche geeft voorsprong, Vox

Children who go to daycare may benefit from a wider variety of social situations, ScienceDaily

Crèche helpt kinderen om te leren wat ander kind begrijpt, Radboud University

Neurobiology of Language - Neural mechanisms of communicative innovation, Max Planck Institute

Non-verbale communicatie, Het Talige Brein



TicTacTeam App, Language in Interaction