Multisensory perception, learning and attention

The group ‘MR techniques in brain function’ at the Donders Institute for Brain Behaviour and Cognition at the Radboud University in Nijmegen concentrates on MR methods development for cognitive neuroimaging. Our methodological activities concentrate on the development of techniques for the measurement of laminar fMRI in human subjects, on methods for accelerated data acquisition, including simultaneous multi-slice imaging approaches, investigating the fundamental magnetic properties of brain tissue, and GABA spectroscopy. We are also active in the fields of, angiography, multi-echo fMRI data acquisition, simultaneous EEG/fMRI, and BOLD biophysics.

We also investigate, develop, improve and make available the best data analysis methods for multi-channel electrophysiology signals, including MEG, EEG, LFP with the specific goal to localize and characterize the underlying sources of these signals and asses their network relationships.

Key publications

Noppeney U (2021) Perceptual inference, learning and attention in a multisensory world. Annual Review of Neuroscience. 44:449-473.

Ferrari A, Noppeney U (2021) Attention controls multisensory perception via two distinct mechanisms at different levels of the cortical hierarchy. Plos Biology. 19(11):e3001465. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001465.

Rohe T, Ehlis AC, Noppeney U (2019) The neural dynamics of hierarchical Bayesian causal inference in multisensory perception. Nat Commun. 10(1):1907. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09664-2.

Aller M, Noppeney U (2019) To integrate or not to integrate: Temporal dynamics of hierarchical Bayesian Causal Inference. Plos Biology. 17(4): e3000210. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000210.

Gau R, Trampel R, Bazin PL, Turner R, Noppeney U (2020) Resolving multisensory and attentional influences across cortical depth in sensory cortices. eLife. e46856.

Rohe T, Noppeney U (2015) Cortical hierarchies perform Bayesian Causal Inference for multisensory perception. PLOS Biology. 13(2):e1002073.


Lab Uta Noppeney

Research Group
Multisensory perception, learning and attention

Principal Investigator
prof.dr. Uta Noppeney

Group members

Giulio Degano (external)
dr. Chenjie Dong

PhD candidates
Xin Weng
Danting Meng
Rao Xie
Kun Dong
Claire Pleche
Wenshu Lou
Qiong Wu
Jochem Beurskens
Alex Murphy (external)
Michael Joannou (external)
Ugo Pesci (external)

Monica Vargas

Contact information

Postal address
Postbus 9101