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Prof. Dr. Nikos Logothetis

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Nikos Logothetis

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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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Ortiz Rios M, Steudel T, Logothetis NK and Rauschecker JP (June-2014) Abstract Talk: High-resolution fMRI phase-mapping of azimuth space in rhesus monkey auditory cortex, 4th Joint Spring School Multisensory Perception for Action, Wildbad Kreuth, Germany 34.
Logothetis NK (April-25-2014) Keynote Lecture: Hippocampal–cortical interactions during periods of subcortical silence, NEURONUS 2014 IBRO & IRUN Neuroscience Forum, Krakow, Poland 19.
Logothetis NK (March-17-2014) Invited Lecture: The functional and effective connectivity of memory-related networks: insights from the neural event triggered BOLD fMRI, 34th European Winter Conference on Brain Research and European Brain and Behaviour Society (EWCBR/EBBS 2014), Brides-les-Bains, France.
Logothetis NK (November-22-2013) Invited Lecture: Network analyses of fMRI Data, ESMRMB-Lectures on Magnetic Resonance, Advanced methods for acquisition and analysis of fMRI data, Tübingen, Germany.
Papanikolaou A, Keliris GA, Papageorgiou GT, Shao Y, Krapp E, Papageorgiou E, Schiefer U, Logothetis NK and Smirnakis SM (November-12-2013) Abstract Talk: Human area V5/MT+ organization changes following lesions of the primary visual cortex, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2013), San Diego, CA, USA(602.07).
Logothetis NK (September-27-2013) Invited Lecture: Studying Large-Scale Brain Networks: Electrical Stimulation & Neural-Event-Triggered fMRI, INC Seminar: Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Paris, France.
Logothetis NK (September-15-2013) Keynote Lecture: Studying Large-Scale Brain Networks: Electrical Stimulation & Neural-Event-Triggered fMRI, Networks! 2013: 4th German Neurophysiology PhD Meeting, Tübingen, Germany.
Vibhute SM, Maier ME, Logothetis NK and Angelovski G (September-3-2013) Abstract Talk: Development of Ca2+ Responsive Contrast Agents for fMRI, COST TD1004 Action: Theranostics Imaging and Therapy: An Action to Develop Novel Nanosized Systems for Imaging: Guided Drug Delivery, Athens, Greece.
Logothetis NK, Eschenko O, Murayama Y, Augath M, Steudel T, Evrard HC, Besserve M and Oeltermann A (July-2013) Keynote Lecture: Studying large-scale brain networks: electrical stimulation and neural-event-triggered fMRI, Twenty-Second Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS*2013), Paris, France, BMC Neuroscience, 14(Supplement 1) 1.
Logothetis NK (February-22-2013) Invited Lecture: Studying Large-Scale Brain Networks: Electrical Stimulation & Neural-Event-Triggered fMRI, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Mamedov I, Engelmann J, Hagberg GE, Logothetis NK, Gambino G, Tei L and Botta M (November-2012) Abstract Talk: Development of multimodal imaging probes for neuroanatomical connectivity studies in vivo, Fifth Annual World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC 2012), Dublin, Ireland, Molecular Imaging and Biology, 14(Supplement 2) S1901.
Logothetis NK (October-27-2012) Keynote Lecture: In Vivo Connectivity: Paramagnetic Tracers, Electrical Stimulation & Neural-Event Triggered FMRI, Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2012), San Sebastian, Spain 5.
Lee S, Keliris GA, Papanikolaou A, Smirnakis SM and Logothetis NK (October-17-2012) Abstract Talk: Visualization of the population receptive field structures in human visual cortex, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2012), New Orleans, LA, USA(723.08).
Logothetis NK (October-16-2012) Keynote Lecture: Large-Scale Brain Networks: Principles and Emerging Methodologies, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2012), New Orleans, LA, USA(611).
Panagiotaropoulos T, Besserve M and Logothetis NK (October-15-2012) Abstract Talk: Beta oscillations propagate as traveling waves in the macaque prefrontal cortex, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2012), New Orleans, LA, USA(413.03).
Omer DB and Logothetis NK (October-15-2012) Abstract Talk: Spiral waves dynamics in primary visual cortex of the anesthetized primate, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2012), New Orleans, LA, USA(413.02).
Logothetis NK and Majumdar R (September-27-2012) Invited Lecture: The Thinking Substrates: Brains or Computers?, Visions in Science 2012: Think the Unthinkable, Bremen, Germany.
Remedios R, Logothetis NK and Kayser C (July-7-2012) Invited Lecture: The Claustrum and the Orchestra of Cognitive Control, Francis Crick Memorial Conference: Consciousness in Human and Non-Human Animals, Cambridge, UK.
Goense J, Merkle H and Logothetis NK (May-11-2012) Abstract Talk: Stimulus dependent laminar differences in functional CBF in monkey V1, 20th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2012), Melbourne, Australia(718).
Logothetis NK (May-4-2012) Abstract Talk: In vivo Connectivity: Parametric Tracers, Electrical Stimulation & Neural-Event-Triggered fMRI, 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Biological Psychiatry, 71(8 Supplement) 107S.
Logothetis NK (May-4-2012) Invited Lecture: The Physiology of the BOLD Signal, 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry "Systems Neuroscience: Applications to Psychiatric Illnesses”, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis NK and Petkov CI (October-2011) Abstract Talk: Voice cells in the primate temporal lobe, 12th Conference of Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen (NeNA 2011), Heiligkreuztal, Germany 14.
Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis NK and Petkov CI (September-2011) Invited Lecture: Voice-sensitive neurons in the primate brain, FENS‐IBRO Training Center: Imaging Brain Function in Animals and Humans, Lausanne, Switzerland 60.
Logothetis NK (June-9-2011) Invited Lecture: esfMRI: Signal propagation and studies of connectivity, University of Cambridge: Chaucer Club series, Cambridge, UK.
Logothetis NK (May-3-2011) Invited Lecture: esfMRI: Signal Propagation and Studies of Connectivity, Bernstein Center Freiburg: Bernstein Seminar, Freiburg i. Br., Germany.
Logothetis NK (May-2011) Invited Lecture: Neural events underlying the BOLD signal: combined electrophysiology and fMRI, 9th Workshop: Brain Function Investigation by Magnetic Resonance, Eelectrophysiology, and Molecular Imaging (EMFCSC 2011), Erice, Italy.
Logothetis NK (December-10-2010) Invited Lecture: Electrophysiological basis of BOLD signal, ESMRMB-Lectures on Magnetic Resonance, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: from Neurophysiology to Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Mazzoni A, Kayser C, Murayama Y, Martinez J, Quiroga RQ, Logothetis NK and Panzeri S (November-1-2010) Abstract Talk: Primary Visual Cortex Encodes Complementary Information About Naturalistic Movies at Different Temporal Scales, 9th International Workshop Neural Coding (NC 2010), Limassol, Cyprus 69-70.
Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis NK and Petkov CI (November-2010) Abstract Talk: A brain region consisting of neurons with moderate sensitivity for voices, 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2010), San Diego, CA, USA(125.3).
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Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis NK and Petkov CI (November-2010) Abstract Talk: Visual influences on voice-sensitive neurons, 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2010), San Diego, CA, USA(125.4).
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Biessmann F, Meinecke FC, Murayama Y, Logothetis NK and Müller KR (October-2010) Abstract Talk: Comparison of Mass-Univariate, Unimodal and Multivariate Multimodal Analysis Methods for Neurovascular Coupling Analysis, Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience 2010, Berlin, Germany, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2010(Conference Abstract: Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience).
Kayser C, Panzeri S and Logothetis NK (October-2010) Abstract Talk: Decoding complex sounds from auditory cortex responses without knowledge of precise stimulus timing, Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience 2010, Berlin, Germany, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2010(Conference Abstract: Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience).
Mazzoni A, Kayser C, Murayama Y, Martinez J, Quiroga RQ, Logothetis NK and Panzeri S (October-2010) Abstract Talk: Neurons in primary visual cortex encode naturalistic visual information using multiple temporal scales, Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience 2010, Berlin, Germany, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2010(Conference Abstract: Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience).
Logothetis NK (August-1-2010) Keynote Lecture: Neurovascular Coupling: Insights from Physiology, microstimulation, pharmacology and fMRI, Gordon Research Conference: Neurobiology of Cognition, Waterville Valley, NH, USA.
Rauch A, Zhang X and Logothetis NK (July-22-2010) Abstract Talk: Synaptic events in the living brain, new approaches: Pharmaco magnetic resonance imaging in parallel with high performance neurochemical monitoring, 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WorldPharma2010), Copenhagen, Denmark.
Logothetis NK (June-1-2010) Invited Lecture: Electrical Microstimulation and fMRI, Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW 2010), Berlin, Germany.
Logothetis NK (June-2010): Electrical Microstimulation and fMRI, AREADNE 2010: Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece 34.
Parkes LM, Haroon HA, Augath M, Logothetis NK and Parker GJ (May-3-2010) Abstract Talk: High resolution tractography in macaque visual system: validation against in vivo tracing, ISMRM-ESMRMB Joint Annual Meeting 2010, Stockholm, Sweden(118).
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Logothetis NK (April-18-2010) Invited Lecture: Neurovascular Coupling: Insights from Physiology, Neuropharmacology & Electrical Microstimulation, Shanghai Symposium on Frontiers of Neuroscience, Shanghai, China.
Logothetis NK (April-15-2010) Keynote Lecture: Electrical microstimulation and fMRI, Francis Crick Symposium on Neuroscience, Suzhou, China.
Kayser C, Logothetis NK and Panzeri S (February-2010) Abstract Talk: Visual influences on information representations in auditory cortex, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2010), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Conference Abstract: Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2010.
Logothetis NK (January-2010) Keynote Lecture: Neurovascular coupling: insights from physiology, neuropharmacology & electrical microstimulation, IBRO International Workshop 2010, Pécs, Hungary, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Conference Abstract: IBRO International Workshop 2010.
Logothetis NK (November-7-2009) Invited Lecture: Neural mass actions studied with electrophysiology and fMRI, RETREAT Collaborative Research Center 636: Learning, memory, and brain plasticity: Implications for psychopathology, Heidelberg, Germany.
Logothetis NK (November-4-2009) Keynote Lecture: Electrical Microstimulation and fMRI, Congrès FRM/IRME/ICM 2009: Interfaces Cerveau-Machine, Paris, France 5.
Logothetis NK (September-2009) Keynote Lecture: Electrical Microstimulation & fMRI, 41st European Brain and Behaviour Society Meeting, Rhodos, Greece, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Conference Abstract: 41st European Brain and Behaviour Society Meeting.
Zhang XZ, Rauch A, Anwesha  B, Li J, Rainer G and Logothetis NK (August-31-2009) Abstract Talk: Determining neurochemicals from the non-human primate brain by using capillary hydrophilic interaction chromatography-mass spectrometry, 18th International Mass Spectometry Conference (IMSC 2009), Bremen, Germany.
Mamedov I, Henig J, Angelovski G, Fousková P, Tóth É, Logothetis NK and Mayer HA (August-25-2009) Abstract Talk: Unusual Calcium Sensitivity of Aminobis(methylenephosphonate)-Containing MRI Contrast Agents, 7th International Conference on f-Elements (ICfE 7) incorporating XXII. Tage der Seltenen Erden Terrae Rarae 2009, Köln, Germany O06-3.
Aggelopoulos NC, Liebe S, Logothetis NK and Rainer G (August-2009) Abstract Talk: Dependence of a visual categorisation task on acetylcholine, 32nd European Conference of Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany, Perception, 38(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 108.
Logothetis NK (August-2009): In vivo connectivity: MRI, paramagnetic tracers and electrical stimulation, 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany, Perception, 38(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 115.
Kayser C, Panzeri S and Logothetis NK (August-2009) Abstract Talk: Multisensory influences in auditory and superior temporal cortex, 3rd International Conference on Auditory Cortex: Current Concepts in Human and Animal Research (AC 2009), Magdeburg, Germany 100-101.
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