Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
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Theme 2: Perception, Action and Control

Visual Neuroscience

Donders-ACTION-CONTROL-screen thema 2We study how activity of groups of neurons results into behaviour. We investigate how visual perception and cognition can be explained in terms of electrical activity in networks of communicating neurons. Our goal is to study these processes from the level of single neurons to large scale brain networks. The focus of our current research is to understand adaptation and memory in early visual cortical areas.

To cover all these different levels of neural processing we rely on neurophysiological methods like single unit recordings, multi-array ensemble recordings, two-photon imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and behavioural measurements.

Name: Richard van Wezel
Telephone: 024-3614247
Visiting address: Biophysics
Radboud University Nijmegen
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Postal address: Biophysics
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Key grants and prizes
  • High Potential Grant UU
Key publications
  • Klink, P.C., Brascamp, J.W., Blake, R., and van Wezel, R.J.A. (2010). Experience-driven plasticity in binocular vision. Current Biology, 20, 1464-1469 (I.F. 9.7)
  • Raemaekers, M., Lankheet, M.J.M., Moorman, S., Kourtzi, Z., and van Wezel, R.J.A. (2009). Directional anisotropy of motion responses in retinotopic cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 30, 3970-3980 (I.F. 5.9)
  • Oleksiak, A., Postma, A., van der Ham, I.J.M., Klink, P.C. and van Wezel, R.J.A. (2011). A review of lateralization of spatial functioning in nonhuman primates. Brain Research Reviews, 67, 56-72 (I.F. 10.3)
  • Klink, P.C., van Wezel, R.J.A., and van Ee, R. (2011). United we sense, divided we fail: context-driven perception of ambiguous visual stimuli. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences, 367, 932-941 (I.F. 6.4).
  • Kourtzi, Z., Krekelberg, B., and van Wezel, R.J.A. (2008). Linking form and motion in the primate brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12(6), 230-236 (I.F. 12.6)