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Prof. Dr. Nikos Logothetis

Address: Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 121
Phone: +49 7071 601 651
Fax: +49 7071 601 652
E-Mail: nikos.logothetis

 

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Nikos Logothetis

Position: Director  Unit: Logothetis

Research in this laboratory concentrates on the neural mechanisms of perception and object recognition. Although our basic research revolves around vision, a number of independent collaborators are also investigating the relationship between neural activity and perception using other sensory modalities. I firmly believe that such scientific questions require a multimodal methodological approach that integrates information obtained from single units with that derived from mass action potentials as well as from a number of activity-related, surrogate signals such as those monitored during noninvasive experiments. Parallel to our ongoing research, therefore, we are also working to develop methodologies that will permit us to study neural networks in the context of behavioral paradigms. We have already designed and implemented two high-field magnetic resonance imaging systems for functional, anatomical and spectroscopic imaging. The systems are endowed with all the necessary hard- and software to conduct simultaneous imaging and recordings, and they are being used to study the function, connectivity, and neurochemistry of the non-human primate brain. Furthermore, while continuing to exploit traditional neuroimaging in our experiments, we are also investigating the relationship of neural activity to the MR-measurable hemodynamic responses and experimenting with methods that do not rely on hemodynamic responses at all. In the context of the last-named project, a group of synthetic and coordination chemists in my laboratory are attempting to synthesize and evaluate MR-detectable smart probes that change magnetic properties as a function of the concentration of ions and molecules involved in neural signaling. Smart contrast agents, if designed and tested appropriately, promise to revolutionize invasive neuroimaging and would represent a quantum leap forward in signal-to-noise ratio, spatial detail and specificity, while affording unprecedented temporal resolution.
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Nikos K. Logothetis is director of the department “Physiology of Cognitive Processes” at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPIK), in Tübingen, Germany. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Athens, a B.S. in biology from the University of Thessaloniki, and his Ph.D. in human neurobiology from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In 1985 he moved to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department of M.I.T., where he initially worked as a postdoctoral fellow and later as Research Scientist. In 1990 he joined the faculty of the Division of Neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine. Seven years later he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics to continue his work on the physiological mechanisms underlying visual perception and object recognition.

In addition to visual cognition, his work at MPIC includes auditory perception and multisensory integration, as well as studies of plasticity and neuromodulation. Parallel to this ongoing research, a number of methods have been developed that permit the study of neural networks in the context of behavioral paradigms. Two high-field magnetic resonance imaging systems were designed and implemented for functional, anatomical and spectroscopic imaging. They permit simultaneous imaging and intracortical recordings and are being used to study the function, connectivity, and neurochemistry of the non-human primate brain, as well as the relationship of neural activity to the MR-measurable hemodynamic responses. Last but not least a group of synthetic and coordination chemists at MPIC are attempting to synthesize and evaluate MR-detectable smart probes that change magnetic properties as a function of the concentration of ions and molecules involved in neural signaling.

Since 1992 Nikos K. Logothetis has been Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology at the Salk Institute in San Diego, since 1995 Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Associate of the Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, Senior Visiting Fellow in University College, London, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems and of Cognitive and Neural Systems in the College of Arts and Sciences, both at the Boston University, Massachusetts, a  faculty member at the Victoria University of Manchester (VUM) in England, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Tübingen.

Nikos K. Logothetis has been or continues to be a member of the Advisory Boards of McGovern Institute, M.I.T.; Brain and Cognitive Sciences, M.I.T., USA; POSIT Science Corporation, San Francisco, USA; IGPS, Freiburg, Germany; Centre of Excellence in Systems Neuroscience of the Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland; Brain Imaging Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; ICM-ADREC, Paris, France; Brain Center of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and in the Advisory Board of the Brain Research Center of the Weizmann Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.  He served as Receiving Editor for the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN), Associate Editor for Trends in Cognitive Sciences (TICS), Neuron, Current Biology, Current Opinion Neurobiology, and is a regular reviewer for Nature, Nature Neuroscience, J Neuroscience, PNAS, Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Journal of Neurophysiology, Experimental Brain Research, and Vision Research. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, European Neuroscience Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, New York Academy of Sciences, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, International Neuropsychological Society, and Mathematical Association of America.

Nikos K. Logothetis is member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, of the Rodin Remediation Academy, Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He is recipient of the DeBakey Award for Excellence in Science, the Golden Brain Award of the Minerva Foundation, the 2003 Louis-Jeantet Prize of Medicine, the 2004 Zülch-Price for Neuroscience, the 2007 IPSEN Prize for Neuronal Plasticity, and the 2008 Alden Spencer Award of Columbia University, New York.

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Juchem C Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (September-2005): Simple approach of combined passive and active shimming for in vivo MR spectroscopy of the brain, 22nd Annual Meeting of the ESMRMB 2005, Basel, Switzerland, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 18(Supplement 1) S133.
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Wilke M Person, Logothetis NK Person and Leopold DA Person (September-2005): Temporal dynamics of generalized flash suppression in V4, Fifth Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2005), Sarasota, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 5(8) 13.
Deubelius A Person, Logothetis NK Person and Shmuel A Person (August-2005): Decreased detectability of targets in non-stimulated regions of the visual field, 28th European Conference on Visual Perception, A Coruña, Spain, Perception, 34(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 91.
Mamedov I Person, Pfeuffer J Person, Logothetis NK Person and Mayer HA (July-2005): Functionalized azamacrocyclic compounds as Ca2+ sensitive contrast agents for MR imaging, XXX. International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry (ISMC 2005), Dresden, Germany.
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Mishra A Person, Pfeuffer J Person, Logothetis NK Person and Mishra AK (July-2005): Multipurpose gadolinium-based ligand DO3A-EA as precursor for conjugation with organic molecules to develop smart and targeted contrast agents for MR and optical imaging, XXX. International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry (ISMC 2005), Dresden, Germany.
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Maier J Person, Logothetis NK Person and Ghazanfar A Person (June-2005): Multisensory processing of looming signals in primates, 6th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2005), Trento, Italy.
Zappe AC Person, Merkle H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (May-2005): Continuous arterial spin labeling (CASL) in the monkey brain at high magnetic field using a three-coil approach, 13th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2005), Miami Beach, FL, USA.
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Mishra AK , Pfeuffer J Person, Mishra A Person and Logothetis NK Person (May-2005): Design, synthesis and characterization of new smart MR contrast agents sensitive to pH, 13th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2005), Miami Beach, FL, USA.
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Pfeuffer J Person, Juchem C Person, Merkle H Person and Logothetis NK Person (May-2005): Localized 1H MR spectroscopy in the alert monkey at 7 Tesla, 13th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2005), Miami Beach, FL, USA.
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Mishra A Person, Pfeuffer J Person, Mishra R Person, Logothetis NK Person and Mishra AK Person (May-2005): Multifunctional gadolinium-based ligand DO3A-EA as novel precursor for conjugation with bioorganic molecules to develop smart contrast agents for MR imaging, 13th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2005), Miami Beach, FL, USA.
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Pfeuffer J Person, Merkle H Person and Logothetis NK Person (May-2005): Perfusion-based high-resolution fMRI in the primate brain using a novel vertical large-bore 7 Tesla setup, 13th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2005), Miami Beach, FL, USA.
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Juchem C Person, Schick F , Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (May-2005): Region and volume dependencies in spectral linewidth assessed by 1H 2D chemical shift imaging in the monkey brain at 7T, 13th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2005), Miami Beach, FL, USA.
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Hoffman KL Person, Ghazanfar AA Person, Gauthier I and Logothetis NK Person (October-2004): Category-specific responses for faces and objects in the superior temporal sulcus and beyond, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Kourtzi Z Person, Augath M Person, Logothetis NK Person, Movshon JA and Kiorpes L (October-2004): Development of global form and motion perception in monkeys studied with fMRI, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Lee H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Rainer G Person (October-2004): Generalization of neural selectivity across spatial scale in monkey extrastriate area V4, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Bartels A Person, Zeki S and Logothetis NK Person (October-2004): Low-level visual features correlate with distinct cortical regions during natural viewing of a movie, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Keliris GA Person, Smirnakis SM Person, Logothetis NK Person and Tolias AS Person (October-2004): Motion processing in area V4 revealed with adaptation: Tetrode recordings in the awake, behaving macaque, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Schmid M Person, Tolias AS Person, Augath MA Person, Logothetis NK Person and Smirnakis SM Person (October-2004): Spatial specificty of BOLD versus MION in a macaque fMRI preparation at 47T, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Nielsen KJ Person, Logothethis NK Person and Rainer G Person (October-2004): The influence of behavioral relevance on object representation in inferior temporal cortex, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Moutoussis K Person, Keliris G Person, Kourtzi Z Person and Logothetis NK Person (October-2004): The involvement of different areas of the human visual brain in motion perception, 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2004), San Diego, CA, USA.
Zappe AC Person, Merkle H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (September-2004): Continuous arterial spin labeling (CASL) setup for the primate brain at 7 T using a three-coil approach, 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESMRMB 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 17(Supplement 1) 66-67.
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Mishra AK Person, Pfeuffer J Person and Logothetis NK Person (September-2004): Novel Smart MR Contrast Agents for In Vivo Molecular Imaging of pH, Calcium, and Enzyme Activity, 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Imaging, St. Louis, MO, USA.
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Pfeuffer J Person, Merkle H Person and Logothetis NK Person (September-2004): Perfusion-based high-resolution fMRI in the primate brain using a novel vertical large-bore 7 Tesla setup, 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESMRMB 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 17(Supplement 1) 65-66.
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Shmuel A Person, Augath M Person, Oeltermann A Person, Pauls J Person and Logothetis NK Person (August-2004): Decreases in neuronal activity and negative BOLD response in non-stimulated regions of monkey V1, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2004), Sarasota, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 4(8) 16.
Rainer G Person, Lee H Person and Logothetis NK Person (July-2004): The contribution of color and luminance to the neural response to natural images in extrastriate area V4, 4th Forum of European Neuroscience (FENS 2004), Lisboa, Portugal.
Hoffman K Person, Ghazanfar A Person, Gauthier I and Logothetis NK Person (June-2004): Differential responses for faces and objects in auditory cortex and superior temporal sulcus, 5th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2004), Barcelona, Spain.
Nielsen KJ Person, Logothetis NK Person and Ghazanfar AA Person (June-2004): Eye movements of monkey perceivers during viewing of species-specific vocal signals, 5th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2004), Barcelona, Spain.
Juchem C Person, Merkle H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (June-2004): In vivo MR spectroscopic imaging of glutamate in the monkey brain, 10th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2004), Budapest, Hungary, NeuroImage, 22(Supplement 1) e817-e819.
Xiao HB , Pauls J Person, Pfeuffer J Person and Logothetis NK Person (June-2004): In vivo nano-sampling and capillary liquid chromatography: mass spectrometry analysis of neurotransmitters in the monkey brain, 27th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography, Riva del Garda, Italy.
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Maier J Person, Neuhoff J , Logothetis NK Person and Ghazanfar A Person (June-2004): Monkeys naturally integrate auditory-visual looming signals, 5th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2004), Barcelona, Spain.
Moutoussis K Person, Keliris GA Person, Kourtzi Z Person and Logothetis NK Person (June-2004): Neural correlates of motion perception in the human visual brain, 10th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2004), Budapest, Hungary, NeuroImage, 22(Supplement 1) e1023-e1024.
Pfeuffer J Person, Steudel T Person, Merkle H Person and Logothetis NK Person (June-2004): Perfusion-based high-resolution fMRI in the primate brain using a novel vertical large-bore 7 Tesla setup, 10th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2004), Budapest, Hungary, NeuroImage, 22(Supplement 1) e2424-e2426.
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Schmid MC Person, Tolias AS Person, Augath MA Person, Logothetis NK Person and Smirnakis SM (June-2004): Spatial resolution of BOLD versus MION in a macaque fMRI paradigm at 4.7 T, 10th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2004), Budapest, Hungary, NeuroImage, 22(Supplement 1) e2449-2450.
Juchem C Person, Merkle H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (May-2004): In vivo CSI of glutamate in the monkey brain, 12th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2004), Kyoto, Japan.
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Juchem C Person, Merkle H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (May-2004): Localized 1H spectroscopy in the primary visual cortex V1, 12th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2004), Kyoto, Japan.
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Nielsen K Person, Logothetis NK Person and Rainer G Person (February-2004): Influence of Occlusion on the Responses of Area TE Neurons in the Macaque Monkey, 7th Tübingen Perception Conference (TWK 2004), Tübingen, Germany.
Lee H Person, Rainer G Person and Logothetis NK Person (February-2004): Working Memory Related Neuronal Activity and Theta Oscillations in Extrastriate V4, 7th Tübingen Perception Conference (TWK 2004), Tübingen, Germany.
Maier A Person, Logothetis NK Person and Leopold DA Person (November-2003): A comparison of perception-related activity in the visual cortex using different ambiguous patterns, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Ghanzafar AA Person, Leopold DA Person, Hauser MD and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): Acoustic parameters underlying vocalization-sensitive neural responses in Rhesus monkey auditory cortex, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Deubelius A Person, Welchman AE Person, Kourtzi Z Person and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): An fMRI parametric study of shape from disparity and perspective in the human visual cortex, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
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Juchem C Person, Merkle H Person, Logothetis NK Person and Pfeuffer J Person (November-2003): In vivo spectroscopic imaging of glutamate, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
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Bondar IV Person, Leopold DA Person, Boldyrev AA and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): Long-term stability of complex neural responses in monkey inferotemporal cortex, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Sultan FR , Augath M Person, Thier P and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): Mapping visually activated cerebellar regions in anaesthetised monkeys with fMRI, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Wilke M Person, Logothetis NK Person and Leopold DA Person (November-2003): Neural activity during induced visual suppression in the monkey, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Lee H Person, Simpson GV , Logothetis NK Person and Rainer G Person (November-2003): Phase locking of single neuron activity to theta oscillations during working memory in monkey extrastriate visual cortex, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Leopold DA Person, Bondar IV Person, Mahlknecht G Person and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): Prototype-referenced encoding of faces in the monkey inferotemporal cortex, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Tolias AS Person, Augath M Person, Pauls J Person, Oeltermann A Person, Tehovnik EJ , Schiller PH and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): Simultaneous electrical microstimulation and fMRI in the macaque, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Fust A , Pauls J Person, Augath M Person, Oeltermann A Person, Murayama Y Person and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): The influence of anaesthetic agents on spiking and subthreshold activity in visual cortex revealed by electrophysiology and high-resolution functional MRI, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Shmuel A Person, Augath M Person, Oeltermann A Person, Pauls J Person and Logothetis NK Person (November-2003): The Negative BOLD Response in Monkey V1 is Associated with Decreases in Neuronal Activity, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Nielsen K Person, Logothetis NK Person and Rainer G Person (November-2003): Visual discrimination strategies of monkey and human observers, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2003), New Orleans, LA, USA.
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