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Congratulations to our Dr Andrew Morgan on his PhD graduation.
Read about our perspective on fMRI as a dendritic signal, and links to pyramidal neuronal computation across cortical layers. Our article is a Human Brain Project collaboration with Matthew Larkum and Robert Sachdev in Berlin.
Published in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods, read about a method to examine to single-trial BOLD time courses, providing a tool to investigate the temporal evolution of neural representations in fMRI data.
Read a 'Predictive coding account of psychosis', published in Biological Psychiatry.
Lars was interviewed by Horizon, the EU research and innovation magazine.
Lars ran the Edinburgh marathon, his first marathon after a 30 year break, and his 5th overall!
We attended the Human Brain Project Science Alignment Meeting in Alpbach.
We attended the Human Brain Project Innovation Exhibition in London.
We enjoyed the annual Muckli lab retreat at Loch Lomond.
Using fMRI and a visual illusion, we find that the brain anticipates the information it will see when the eyes next move. We also reveal the potential for fMRI to contribute a high temporal resolution of processing; we detected a difference in processing of only 32ms, much faster than thought possible with fMRI. You can read the Scientific Reports paper here.
Lars hosted the annual Human Brain Project Summit from 17-20 October at the SEC in Glasgow.
We published Cortical feedback signals generalise across different spatial frequencies of feedforward inputs in Neuroimage.
We published Laminar fMRI: Applications for cognitive neuroscience, read it here.
Congratulations to our Dr Fiona McGruer on her PhD graduation.
Lars and Angus will give talks at the Cortical Feedback Spring School in Jena.
Congratulations to Dr Yulia Revina and Dr Fiona McGruer who received their doctorates.
Our first Glasgow lab baby was born, welcome Talia!
Lars co-organized a Predictive Coding workshop hosted by Jim Haxby at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College. You can listen to Lars' talk here.
Lars has been awarded €2 million by the Human Brain Project (with €500,000 for Glasgow). This grant will fund a consortium from Glasgow, Berlin, Cambridge, Amsterdam and Hamburg, who will contribute to a new Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience sub-project. The aims of the Human Brain Project are a multi-level understanding of the human brain, insight into brain diseases, and information and communications technologies inspired by brain data.
We have recently published The brain's predictive prowess revealed in primary visual cortex in PNAS and Cortical feedback to V1 and V2 contains unique information about high-level scene structure on bioRxiv.
Publication of our layer-specific fMRI data in Current Biology. Muckli L., De Martino, F., Vizioli L., Petro L.S., Smith, F.W., Ugurbil, K., Goebel, R. & Yacoub, E. (2015). Contextual feedback to superficial layers of V1. Current Biology. Read our press release here.
Lars spoke in the 'Predictive Coding during Perception' symposium at the Psychology and Brain conference at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.
We co-organized a workshop on predictive coding and schizophrenia.
Lars presented our data on Predictive coding of auditory and contextual information in early visual cortex at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin and the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit.
We have two papers recently published Petro et al., Contributions of cortical feedback to sensory processing in primary visual cortex and Vetter et al., Dissociation of prediction from conscious perception. We also welcomed our new ERC PhD student, Angus Paton.
Lars gave a talk on layer-specific coding using ultra-high field at the 'Population Codes' workshop hosted by Jim Haxby at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College.
Our article Decoding sound and imagery content in early visual cortex (Current Biology, 2014) featured in Science, 345, 176-177.
Publication of Vetter, P., Smith, F.W., Muckli, L. (2014) Decoding sound and imagery content in early visual cortex. Current Biology.
Lars will be giving a keynote talk at the AVA meeting on Visual Neuroscience in York, see here for more information.
Lars will be speaking at a workshop dedicated to the functional role of Cortical Oscillations in Predictive Coding. See here for more information and workshop registration.
"Predictive coding of auditory and contextual information in early visual cortex – evidence from layer specific fMRI brain reading" at the Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group, The University of Edinburgh.
"Layer resolution fMRI to investigate cortical feedback in the visual cortex" at the 9th Biennial 2013 Minnesota Workshops on High and Ultra-high Field Imaging.
Publication of Vetter, P., Grosbras, M-H., Muckli, L. (2013) TMS Over V5 Disrupts Motion Prediction. Cerebral Cortex.
We are currently advertising a post-doc position, look here for application details.
Publication of Muckli, L., Petro L.S. & Smith F.W. (2013) Backwards is the way forward:feedback in the cortical hierarchy predicts the expected future. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 36:4.
Publication of De Martino et al., Cortical Depth Dependent Functional Responses in Humans at 7T: Improved Specificity with 3D GRASE in PLoS ONE.
Publication of Muckli & Petro Network interactions: non-geniculate input to V1 in Current Opinion in Neurobiology.
Publication of Petro et al., Decoding face categories in diagnostic sub-regions of primary visual cortex in European Journal of Neuroscience.
ERC grant awarded to Prof Lars Muckli, 1.5 million euros.
Publication of Vetter et al., Transfer of predictive signals across saccades in Frontiers in Perception Science.
Postdoc Lucy Petro joined the group from Rockefeller University, New York.