Lars Muckli is Professor of Visual and Cognitive Neurosciences, and Director of fMRI at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNI), in Glasgow and Co-chair of 7T-Imaging Center of Excellence (ICE) MRI. He has worked for 24 years in the field of fMRI and multi-modal brain imaging.
Lars Muckli studied Cognitive Psychology (in Gießen, Germany 1992-7, and UCL, London 1995), with minors in Mathematics, Medicine and Philosophy, before he I moved to work at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt (PhD in 2002). In 2004 he contributed to the foundation of the Frankfurt Brain Imaging Centre (F-BIC). In 2007, he moved to Glasgow and contributed to the opening of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNI) in 2008 and the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) in 2017.
His work focuses on brain imaging of cortical feedback, investigation of layer specific fMRI, and multi-level cross –species computational neuroscience. The Muckli-lab was previously funded by ERC consolidator grant on ‘Brain reading of contextual feedback and predictions’. Since 2016, Lars is member of the Human Brain Project (HBP), leading a work package on rodent and human neuroscience on ‘Context-sensitive multisensory object recognition a deep network model constrained by multi-level, multi-species data’.
Lars has generated important supporting evidence for the refinement of predictive coding theories. Before his move to Glasgow in 2007, Lars Muckli worked at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research with Rainer Goebel (1996-2000) and Wolf Singer (1996-2007).