Hello! I'm Marcelo Mattar, a postdoc working with Nathaniel Daw at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
I use theoretical and experimental approaches to understand how we use our experiences to plan our behavior.


Visit my Google Scholar page for an updated list of publications, or my GitHub for code relevant to previous and current projects.

Submitted manuscripts

  • Prioritized memory access explains planning and hippocampal replay
    Marcelo G Mattar, Nathaniel D Daw

  • Adaptation decorrelates shape representations
    Marcelo G Mattar*, Maria Olkkonen*, Russell A Epstein, Geoffrey K Aguirre
    *Equal contribution

  • Predicting future learning from baseline network architecture
    Marcelo G Mattar, Nicholas F Wymbs, Andrew S Bock, Geoffrey K Aguirre, Scott T Grafton, Danielle S Bassett

  • Effective learning is accompanied by increasingly efficient dimensionality of whole-brain responses
    Evelyn Tang, Marcelo G Mattar, Chad Giusti, Sharon L Thompson-Schill, Danielle S Bassett

  • Brain State Flexibility Accompanies Motor-Skill Acquisition
    Pranav G Reddy, Marcelo G Mattar, Andrew C Murphy, Nicholas F Wymbs, Scott T Grafton, Theodore D Satterthwaite, Danielle S Bassett

  • Identification of retinotopic organization in striate and extrastriate cortex using inter-areal functional correlations.
    Andrew S Bock, Noah C Benson, Marcelo G Mattar, Geoffrey K Aguirre

Published manuscripts

  • The network architecture of value learning (2017)
    Marcelo G Mattar, Sharon L Thompson-Schill, Danielle S Bassett
    Network Neuroscience

  • The Energy Landscape Underpinning Module Dynamics in the Human Brain Connectome (2017)
    Arian Ashourvan, Shi Gu, Marcelo G Mattar, Jean M Vettel, Danielle S Bassett

  • A network neuroscience of human learning: Potential to inform quantitative theories of brain and behavior (2017)
    Danielle S Bassett, Marcelo G Mattar
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences

  • Optimal trajectories of brain state transitions (2017)
    Shi Gu, Richard F Betzel, Marcelo G Mattar, Matthew Cieslak, Philip R Delio, Scott T Grafton, Fabio Pasqualetti, Danielle S Bassett

  • Beyond modularity: Fine-scale mechanisms and rules for brain network reconfiguration (2017)
    Ankit N Khambhati, Marcelo G Mattar, Nicholas F Wymbs, Scott T Grafton, Danielle S Bassett

  • The flexible brain (2016)
    Marcelo G Mattar*, Richard F Betzel*, Danielle S Bassett
    *Equal contribution

  • Varying timescales of stimulus integration unite neural adaptation and prototype formation (2016)
    Marcelo G Mattar*, David A Kahn*, Sharon L Thompson-Schill, Geoffrey K Aguirre
    Current Biology
    *Equal contribution

  • Structural pathways supporting swift acquisition of new visuomotor skills (2016)
    Ari E Kahn, Marcelo G Mattar, Jean M Vettel, Nicholas F Wymbs, Scott T Grafton, Danielle S Bassett
    Cerebral Cortex

  • Functional network dynamics of the language system (2016)
    Lucy R Chai, Marcelo G Mattar, Idan Asher Blank, Evelina Fedorenko, Danielle S Bassett
    Cerebral Cortex

  • A functional cartography of cognitive systems (2015)
    Marcelo G Mattar, Michael W Cole, Sharon L Thompson-Schill, Danielle S Bassett
    PLoS computational biology

  • Simultaneous perceptual and response biases on sequential face attractiveness judgments (2015)
    Teresa K Pegors*, Marcelo G Mattar*, Peter B Bryan, Russell A Epstein
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
    *Equal contribution

  • RSVP in orbit: Identification of single and dual targets in motion (2012)
    Brad Wyble, Mary C Potter, Marcelo G Mattar
    Attention, Perception, &amp Psychophysics

  • de Bruijn cycles for neural decoding (2012)
    Geoffrey K Aguirre, Marcelo G Mattar, LucĂ­a Magis-Weinberg