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Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Kayser

Address: Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 233
Fax: +49 7071 601 652
E-Mail: christoph.kayser

 

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Christoph Kayser

Position: Otto Hahn Research Group Leader  Unit: Alumni Logothetis Alumni Kayser

Our brain is exposed to a flood of complex sensory events. The efficient and reliable processing of these suggests that I) sensory systems are adapted to the properties of their natural input and II) employ highly efficient means for en- and de-coding sensory information. Our work aims at understanding the underlying principles of this sensory information processing.

We currently focus on the processing of auditory information in temporal cortex and how this benefits from multisensory information. Specifically, we employ functional imaging studies to localize sensory convergence and then use electrophysiological methods to study the underlying neuronal processes. For example, using advanced data analysis methods we quantify the sensory information contained in potential neural codes. This not only enhances our understanding of the neural basis underlying perception, but also provides useful insights for potential medical applications.




Selected publications

Visual enhancement of the information representation in auditory cortex.
C Kayser, N Logothetis & S Panzeri, Current Biology, 20(1), 2010.


Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales.
S Panzeri, N Brunel, N Logothetis & C Kayser, Trends in Neurosciences, 33(3), 2010.


Spike-phase coding boosts and stabilizes the information carried by spike patterns.
C Kayser, M Montemurro, N Logothetis & S Panzeri, Neuron, 61(4), 2009.


A voice region in the monkey brain.
C Petkov, C Kayser, K Whittingstall, T Steudel & N Logothetis, Nature Neuroscience, 11(3), 2008.


Listening with your eyes.
C Kayser, Scientific American Mind, April 2007.


Functional imaging reveals visual modulation of specific fields in auditory cortex.
C Kayser, C Petkov, M Augath & N Logothetis, Journal of Neuroscience, 27(8), 2007.


In Vivo Measurement of Cortical Impedance Spectrum: Implications for Signal Propagation.
N Logothetis, C Kayser & A Oeltermann, Neuron, 55(5), 2007.


Integration of touch and sound in auditory cortex.
C Kayser, C Petkov, M Augath & N Logothetis, Neuron 48(2), 2005.

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Onken A , Karunasekara PPCR , Kayser C Person and Panzeri S Person (July-2014) Understanding neural population coding: information-theoretic insights from the auditory system Advances in Neuroscience Epub ahead. in press
Remedios R Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (April-2014) A role of the claustrum in auditory scene analysis by reflecting sensory change Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 8(44) 1-8.
Gleiss S Person and Kayser C Person (April-2014) Acoustic Noise Improves Visual Perception and Modulates Occipital Oscillatory States Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 26(4) 699-711.
Perrodin C Person, Kayser C Person, Petkov CI Person and Logothetis NK Person (February-2014) Auditory and Visual Modulation of Temporal Lobe Neurons in Voice-Sensitive and Association Cortices Journal of Neuroscience 34(7) 2524-2537.
Gleiss S Person and Kayser C Person (January-2014) Oscillatory mechanisms underlying the enhancement of visual motion perception by multisensory congruency Neuropsychologia 53 84–93.
Herdener M Person, Esposito F , Scheffler K Person, Schneider P , Logothetis NK Person, Uludag K Person and Kayser C Person (December-2013) Spatial representations of temporal and spectral sound cues in human auditory cortex Cortex 49(10) 2822–2833.
Einevoll GT , Kayser C Person, Logothetis NK Person and Panzeri S Person (November-2013) Modelling and analysis of local field potentials for studying the function of cortical circuits Nature Reviews Neuroscience 14(11) 770-785.
Ince RAA Person, Panzeri S Person and Kayser C Person (November-2013) Neural codes formed by small and temporally precise populations in auditory cortex Journal of Neuroscience 33(46) 18277-18287.
Gleiss S Person and Kayser C Person (July-2013) Eccentricity dependent auditory enhancement of visual stimulus detection but not discrimination Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 7(52) 1-8.
Lippert MT Person, Takagaki K , Kayser C Person and Ohl FW (May-2013) Asymmetric Multisensory Interactions of Visual and Somatosensory Responses in a Region of the Rat Parietal Cortex PLoS ONE 8(5) 1-13.
Ng BSW Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (February-2013) EEG phase patterns reflect the selectivity of neural firing Cerebral Cortex 23(2) 389-398.
Ghazanfar AA Person, Morrill RJ and Kayser C Person (January-2013) Monkeys are perceptually tuned to facial expressions that exhibit a theta-like speech rhythm Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(5) 1959-1963.
Kayser C Person, Ince RAA Person and Panzeri S Person (October-2012) Analysis of slow (theta) oscillations as a potential temporal reference frame for information coding in sensory cortices PLoS Computational Biology 8(10) 1-13.
Gleiss S Person and Kayser C Person (September-2012) Audio-visual detection benefits in the rat PLoS ONE 7(9) 1-8.
Ng BS-W Person, Schroeder T Person and Kayser C Person (August-2012) A precluding but not ensuring role of entrained low-frequency oscillations for auditory perception Journal of Neuroscience 32(35) 12268-12276.
Brasselet R Person, Panzeri S Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (February-2012) Neurons with stereotyped and rapid responses provide a reference frame for relative temporal coding in primate auditory cortex Journal of Neuroscience 32(9) 2998-3008.
Kayser C Person and Remedios R Person (February-2012) Suppressive Competition: How Sounds May Cheat Sight Neuron 73(4) 627–629.
Perrodin C Person, Kayser C Person, Logothetis NK Person and Petkov C Person (August-2011) Voice Cells in the Primate Temporal Lobe Current Biology 21(16) 1408-1415.
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Belitski A Person, Panzeri S Person, Magri C Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (December-2010) Sensory information in local field potentials and spikes from visual and auditory cortices: time scales and frequency bands Journal of Computational Neuroscience 29(3) 533-545.
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Lippert MT Person, Steudel T Person, Ohl F , Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (October-2010) Coupling of neural activity and fMRI-BOLD in the motion area MT Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 28(8) 1087-1094.
Kayser C Person, Logothetis NK Person and Panzeri S Person (September-2010) Millisecond encoding precision of auditory cortex neurons Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 107(39) 16976-16981.
Remedios R Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (September-2010) Unimodal responses prevail within the multisensory claustrum Journal of Neuroscience 30(39) 12902-12907.
Kayser C Person (July-2010) The Multisensory Nature of Unisensory Cortices: A Puzzle Continued Neuron 67(2) 178-180.
Kayser C Person and Ermentrout B (May-2010) Complex Times for Earthquakes, Stocks, and the Brain's Activity Neuron 66(3) 329-331.
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Dahl CD Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (April-2010) Modulation of visual neurons in the superior temporal sulcus by audio-visual congruency Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 4(10) 1-8.
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Panzeri S Person, Brunel N , Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (March-2010) Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales Trends in Neurosciences 33(3) 111-120.
Kayser C Person, Logothetis NK Person and Panzeri S Person (January-2010) Visual enhancement of the information representation in auditory cortex Current Biology 20(1) 19-24.
Kayser C Person, Petkov CI Person and Logothetis NK Person (December-2009) Multisensory interactions in primate auditory cortex: fMRI and electrophysiology Hearing Research 258(1-2) 80-88.
Kayser C Person (November-2009) Phase Resetting as a Mechanism for Supramodal Attentional Control Neuron 64(3) 300-302.
Remedios R Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (October-2009) Monkey drumming reveals common networks for perceiving vocal and nonvocal communication sounds Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106(42) 18010-18015.
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Petkov CI Person, Kayser C Person, Augath M Person and Logothetis NK Person (October-2009) Optimizing the imaging of the monkey auditory cortex: sparse vs. continuous fMRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging 27(8) 1065-1073.
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Dahl CD Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (September-2009) Spatial Organization of Multisensory Responses in Temporal Association Cortex Journal of Neuroscience 29(38) 11924-11932.
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Kayser C Person and Logothetis NK Person (May-2009) Directed interactions between auditory and superior temporal cortices and their role in multisensory integration Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 3(7) 1-11.
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Kayser C Person, Montemurro MA , Logothetis NK Person and Panzeri S Person (February-2009) Spike-Phase Coding Boosts and Stabilizes Information Carried by Spatial and Temporal Spike Patterns Neuron 61(4) 597-608.
Remedios R Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (January-2009) An auditory region in the primate insular cortex responding preferentially to vocal communication sounds Journal of Neuroscience 29(4) 1034-1045.
Kayser C Person, Petkov CI Person and Logothetis NK Person (July-2008) Visual modulation of neurons in auditory cortex Cerebral Cortex 18(7) 1560-1574.
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Petkov CI Person, Kayser C Person, Steudel T Person, Whittingstall K Person, Augath M Person and Logothetis NK Person (March-2008) A voice region in the monkey brain Nature Neuroscience 11(3) 367-374.
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Lippert M Person, Logothetis NK Person and Kayser C Person (October-2007) Improvement of visual contrast detection by a simultaneous sound Brain Research 1173 102-109.
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Kayser C Person and Logothetis NK Person (September-2007) Do early sensory cortices integrate cross-modal information? Brain Structure and Function 212(2) 121-132.
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Logothetis NK Person, Kayser C Person and Oeltermann A Person (September-2007) In Vivo Measurement of Cortical Impedance Spectrum in Monkeys: Implications for Signal Propagation Neuron 55(5) 809-823.
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Kayser C Person, Petkov CI Person and Logothetis NK Person (September-2007) Tuning to sound frequency in auditory field potentials Journal of Neurophysiology 98(3) 1806-1809.
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Kayser C Person (April-2007) Listening with your eyes Scientific American Mind 4(2) 24-29.
Moeller GU , Kayser C Person and König P (March-2007) Saccade-Related activity in areas 18 and 21a of cats freely viewing complex scenes NeuroReport 18(5) 401-404.
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Kayser C Person, Petkov CI Person, Augath M Person and Logothetis NK Person (February-2007) Functional imaging reveals visual modulation of specific fields in auditory cortex Journal of Neuroscience 27(8) 1824-1835.
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Kayser C Person (October-2006) Auge hört mit! Gehirn & Geist 2006(10) 60-63.
Kayser C Person (August-2006) Sinnvolle Verschmelzung Gehirn & Geist 2006(7-8) 90.
Kayser C Person and Logothetis NK Person (August-2006) Vision: Stimulating Your Attention Current Biology 16(15) R581-R583.
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Petkov C Person, Kayser C Person, Augath M Person and Logothetis N Person (July-2006) Functional Imaging Reveals Numerous Fields in the Monkey Auditory Cortex PLoS Biology 4(7) 1213-1226.
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Kayser C Person and König P (May-2006) Feature selectivity in area 21a of the cat NeuroReport 17(8) 809-812.
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Kayser C Person, Nielsen KJ Person and Logothetis NK Person (March-2006) Fixations in natural scenes: interaction of image structure and image content Vision Research 46(16) 2535-2545.
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