Nathan Weisz (Prof. of Physiological Psychology) 

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Research Interests: 

  • Fluctuating network states as predispositions of conscious perception
  • Interaction between brain oscillations and network-level states
  • Neural mechanisms of tinnitus
  • Online effects of neurostimulation

Short biography:

  • since 2015: Full professor for physiological psychology and head of MEG unit at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience of the University of Salzburg
  • 2012-2015: Associate professor and head of MEG laboratory at the Center for Mind / Brain Sciences (CIMeC; Univ. of Trento)
  • 2008-2012: Emmy-Noether Group leader and Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz
  • 2006-2008: Postdoc at the INSERM U821 (Brain Dynamics and Cognition lab; Director: Dr. Olivier Bertrand)
  • 2004-2006: Postdoc at the University of Konstanz
  • 2001-2004: PhD on the topic "Electromagnetic Correlates of Injury-Induced Auditory Cortical Plasticity: Implications for the Development and Maintenance of Subjective Tinnitus"
  • 1996-2001:  Study of Psychology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt

Selected publications:

  • Frey, J., Mainy, N., Lachaux, J.P., Müller, N., Bertrand, O., & Weisz, N. (2014). Selective modulation of auditory cortical alpha activity in an audiovisual spatial attention task. Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (19), 6634-6639.
  • Leske, S., Ruhnau, P., Frey, J., Lithari, C., Müller, N., Hartmann, T., & Weisz, N. (2015). Prestimulus network integration of auditory cortex predisposes near-threshold perception independently of local excitability. Cerebral Cortex, 25 (12), 4898-4907.
  • Neuling, T., Ruhnau, P., Fusca, M., Demarchi, G., Herrmann, C., & Weisz, N. (2015). Friends, not foes: magnetoencephalography as a tool to uncover brain dynamics during transcranial alternating current stimulation. Neuroimage, 118, 406-413.
  • Schulz, H., Übelacker, T., Keil, J., Müller, N., & Weisz, N. (2013). Now I am ready - now I am not: the influence of pre-TMS oscillations and corticomuscular coherence on motor evoked potentials. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1708-19.
  • Weisz, N., Wühle, A., Monittola, G. , Demarchi, G., Frey, J., Popov, T. , Braun, C. (2014). Prestimulus oscillatory power and connectivity patterns predispose conscious somatosensory perception. PNAS USA, 111, E417-E425.