A complete list from the Department, incl. links to datasets, can be found here.

Papers split by topic:

PreprintsReviewsNews & Views
Neural multisensory integrationMultisensory perceptionMethods papers
Auditory brainHearingVision
Bridging micro- and macro-scales



Preprints
  • Alpha Activity Reflects the Effort to Compensate an Individual Bias in Human Perceptions. Grabot L, Kayser C. Sept 2019 BioRxiv
  • Largely distinct networks mediate perceptually-relevant auditory and visual speech representations. Keitel A, Gross J, Kayser C. June 2019 BioRxiv
  • Evidence for the rhythmic perceptual sampling of auditory scenes Kayser C. April 2019 BioRxiv
  • Shared neural underpinnings of multisensory integration and trial-by-trial perceptual recalibration. Park H, Kayser C. March 2019 BioRxiv
  • Causal inference in the multisensory brain. Cao Y, Summerfield C, Park H, Giordano B, Kayser C. Dez 2018 BioRxiv
  • Consistent pre-stimulus influences on auditory perception across the lifespan. McNair S, Kayser SJ, Kayser C., July 2018 BioRxiv
  • Speech tracking in auditory and motor regions reflects distinct linguistic features. Keitel A, Gross J, Kayser C. October 2017 BioRxiv
  • Neurophysiological Correlates Of The Rubber Hand Illusion In Evoked And Oscillatory Brain Activity. Rao I, Kayser C. May 2017 BioRxiv
  • Neural Correlates of Multisensory Reliability and Perceptual Weights Emerge at Early Latencies during Audio-visual Integration. Boyle S, Kayser S, Kayser C. March 2017 BioRxiv
  • Contributions of local speech encoding and functional connectivity to audio-visual speech integration. Giordano B, Ince R, Gross J, Panzeri S, Schyns P, Kayser C. BioRxiv, Jan 2017. BioRxiv
  • A statistical framework for neuroimaging data analysis based on mutual information estimated via a Gaussian copula. Ince R, Giordano B, Kayser C, Rousselet G, Gross J, Schyns P. BiorXiv, March 2016. BioRxiv


  • Review articles

  • Neural Entrainment and Attentional Selection in the Listening Brain. Obleser J, Kayser C. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(11), 913-926, 2019. PubMed
  • Who is That? Brain Networks and Mechanisms for Identifying Individuals. Perrodin C, Kayser C, Abel TJ, Logothetis NK, Petkov C. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(12), 783-396, 2015. PubMed
  • Neural population coding: combining insights from microscopic and mass signals. Panzeri S, Macke J, Gross J, Kayser C. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(3), 162-172, 2015. PubMed
  • Reading spike timing without a clock: Intrinsic decoding of spike trains. Panzeri S, Ince RAA, Diamond ME, Kayser C. Phil. Trans R.Soc.B. 369(1637), 20120467, 2014. PubMed
  • Modelling and analysis of local field potentials for studying the function of cortical circuits. Einevoll G, Kayser C, Logothetis N, Panzeri S. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 14(11), 770- 779, 2013. PubMed
  • Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales. Panzeri S, Brunel N, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Trends in Neurosciences 33(3), 111-120, 2010. PubMed
  • Multisensory interactions in primate auditory cortex: fMRI and electrophysiology. Kayser C, Petkov C, Logothetis N. Hearing Research 258, 80-88, 2009. PubMed
  • Do early sensory cortices integrate cross-modal information? Kayser C, Logothetis N. Brain Structure & Function 212(2), 121-231, 2007. PubMed
  • Processing of complex stimuli and natural scenes in the visual cortex. Kayser C, Koerding KP, Koenig P. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 14, 468-473, 2004. PubMed


  • Multisensory integration in the brain

  • Shared neural underpinnings of multisensory integration and trial-by-trial perceptual recalibration in humans. Park H, Kayser C. eLife, 2019. eLife
  • Causal Inference in the Multisensory Brain. Cao Y, Summerfield C, Park H, Giordano B, Kayser C. Neuron, 102(5), 1076-1087, 2019. PubMed
  • Trial by trial dependencies in multisensory perception and their correlates in dynamic brain activity. Kayser S, Kayser C. Scientific Reports, 8(1):3742, 2018. PubMed
  • Neural Correlates of Multisensory Reliability and Perceptual Weights Emerge at Early Latencies during Audio-visual Integration. Boyle S, Kayser SJ, Kayser C. Eur J. Neuroscience, 46(10), 2565-2577, 2017. PubMed
  • Neurophysiological Correlates of the Rubber Hand Illusion in Late Evoked and Alpha/Beta Band Activity. Rao I, Kayser C. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 337, 2017. PubMed
  • Sounds facilitate visual motion discrimination via the enhancement of late occipital visual representations. Kayser SJ, Philiastides M, Kayser C. NeuroImage 148, 31-41, 2017. PubMed
  • Oscillatory mechanisms underlying the enhancement of visual motion perception by multisensory congruency. Gleiss S, Kayser C. Neuropsychologia, 53, 84-93, 2014. PubMed
  • A role of the claustrum in auditory scene analysis by reflecting sensory change.
  • Remedios R, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8, Article 44, 2014. PubMed
  • Acoustic noise improves visual perception and modulates occipital oscillatory states. Gleiss S, Kayser C. J Cogn Neurosci, 26(4), 699-711, 2014. PubMed
  • Asymmetric interactions of visual and somatosensory responses in a multisensory region of rat parietal cortex. Lippert M, Takagaki K, Kayser C, Ohl F. Plos One 8(5): e63631. 2013 PubMed
  • Unimodal responses prevail within the multisensory claustrum. Remedios R, Logothetis N, Kayser C. J. Neurosci. 30(39), 12902-12907, 2010. PubMed
  • Modulation of visual neurons in the superior temporal sulcus by audio-visual congruency. Dahl C, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Front. Integ. Neurosci. 13, 4-10, 2010. PubMed
  • Visual enhancement of the information representation in auditory cortex. Kayser C, Logothetis N, Panzeri S. Current Biology 20(1), 19-24, 2010. PubMed
  • Spatial organization of multisensory responses in temporal association cortex. Dahl C, Logothetis N, Kayser C. J Neuroscience 23(38), 11924-11932, 2009. PubMed
  • Directed interactions between auditory and superior temporal cortices and their role in multisensory integration. Kayser C, Logothetis N. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 3:7, 2009. PubMed
  • Visual modulation of neurons in auditory cortex. Kayser C, Petkov C, Logothetis N. Cerebral Cortex 18, 1560-1574, 2008. PubMed
  • Functional imaging reveals visual modulation of specific fields in auditory cortex. Kayser C, Petkov C, Augath M, Logothetis N. Journal of Neuroscience 27(8), 1824-1835, 2007. PubMed
  • Integration of touch and sound in auditory cortex. Kayser C, Petkov C, Augath M, Logothetis N. Neuron 48(2), 373-384, 2005. PubMed


  • Multisensory perception

  • Explicit knowledge of sensory non-redundancy can reduce the strength of multisensory integration. Debats NB, Heuer H. Psychological Research. Epub ahead of print, 2018. PubMed
  • Sensory integration of movements and their visual effects is not enhanced by spatial proximity. Debats NB, Heuer H. Journal of Vision. 18(11), 15, 2018 PubMed
  • Optimal integration of actions and their visual effects is based on both online and prior causality evidence. Debats NB, Heuer H. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 9796, 2018. PubMed
  • Kinematic cross-correlation induces sensory integration across separate objects. Debats NB, Ernst MO, Heuer H. European Journal of Neuroscience, 46(12), 2826-2834, 2017 PubMed
  • Perceptual attraction in tool use: evidence for a reliability-based weighting mechanism. Debats NB, Ernst MO, Heuer H. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(4), 1569-1580, 2017 PubMed
  • Eccentricity dependent auditory enhancement of visual stimulus detection but not discrimination. Gleiss S, Kayser C. Front Integ Neurosci 7:52, 2013. PubMed
  • Audio-visual detection benefits in the rat. Gleiss S, Kayser C. Plos One 7(9), e45677, 2012. PubMed
  • Improvement of visual contrast detection by a simultaneous sound. Lippert M, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Brain Research 1173, 102-109, 2007. PubMed


  • Hearing & human auditory pathways

  • Evidence for the Rhythmic Perceptual Sampling of Auditory Scenes. Kayser C. Frontiers Hum. Neurosci. 23 July 2019. Frontiers
  • Consistent pre-stimulus influences on auditory perception across the lifespan. McNair SW, Kayser SJ, Kayser C. Neuroimage, 186:22-32, 2018. PubMed
  • Perceptually relevant speech tracking in auditory and motor cortex reflects distinct linguistic features. Keitel A, Gross J, Kayser C. PlosBiology, 16(3):e2004473, 2018. PubMed
  • Lip movements entrain the observers' low-frequency brain oscillations to facilitate speech intelligibility. Park H, Kayser C, Thut G, Gross J. eLife, 5:e14521. 2017 PubMed
  • Contributions of local speech encoding and functional connectivity to audio-visual speech perception. Giordano B, Ince R, Gross J, Schyns P, Panzeri S, Kayser C. eLife 2017;6:e24763. 2017 PubMed
  • Auditory cortical delta-entrainment interacts with oscillatory power in multiple fronto-parietal networks. Keitel A, Ince R, Gross J, Kayser C. NeuroImage 147:32-43, 2016. PubMed
  • Prestimulus influences on auditory perception from sensory representations and decision processes. Kayser SJ, McNair WS, Kayser C. PNAS,113(17), 4842-4847, 2016. PubMed
  • Irregular speech rate dissociates auditory cortical entrainment, evoked responses and frontal alpha. Kayser S, Ince R, Gross J, Kayser C. J Neurosci. 35(44), 14691-701, 2015. PubMed
  • Spatial Representations of Temporal and Spectral Sound Cues in Human Auditory Cortex. Herdener M, Esposito F, Scheffler K, Schneider P, Logothetis NK, Uludag K, Kayser C. Cortex, In Press. PubMed
  • A precluding but not ensuring role of entrained low-frequency oscillations for auditory perception. Ng BSW, Schroeder T, Kayser C. J Neurosci. 32(35) 12268-12276, 2012. PubMed
  • Mechanisms for allocating auditory attention: An auditory saliency map. Kayser C, Petkov C, Lippert M, Logothetis N. Current Biology 15(21), 1943-1947, 2005. PubMed


  • Primate auditory pathways & auditory neural encoding

  • Natural asynchronies in audio-visual communication signals regulate neuronal multisensory interactions in voice-sensitive cortex. Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis NK, Petkov C. PNAS 112(1), 273-8, 2015. PubMed
  • Rhythmic auditory cortex activity at multiple time scales shapes stimulus-response gain and background firing. Kayser C, Wilson C, Safaai H, Sakata S, Panzeri S. J Neurosci., 35(2), 7750-7762, 2015. PubMed
  • Visual modulation of neurons in voice-sensitive and association cortices. Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis N, Petkov C. J Neurosci, 34(7), 2524-2537, 2014. PubMed
  • Monkeys are perceptually tuned to conspecific facial expressions that exhibit a "theta"-like speech rhythm. Ghazanfar A, Morrill R, Kayser C. PNAS 110(5), 1959-1963, 2013. PubMed
  • Neural codes formed by small and temporally precise populations in auditory cortex. Ince R, Panzeri S, Kayser C. J Neurosci 33(46), 18277-18287, 2013. PubMed
  • Analysis of slow (theta) oscillations as a potential temporal reference frame for information coding in sensory cortices. Kayser C, Ince R, Panzeri S. Plos Comput Biol. 8(10):e1002717, 2012. PubMed
  • Neurons with stereotyped and rapid responses provide a reference frame for relative temporal coding in primate auditory cortex. Brasselet R, Panzeri S, Logothetis N, Kayser C. J Neurosci. 32(9), 2998-3008, 2012. PubMed
  • The millisecond encoding precision of auditory cortex neurons. Kayser C, Logothetis N, Panzeri S. PNAS 107(39), 16976-16981, 2010. PubMed
  • Spike-phase coding boosts and stabilizes the information carried by spatial and temporal spike patterns. Kayser C, Montemurro M, Logothetis N, Panzeri S. Neuron 61(4), 597-608, 2009. PubMed
  • Voice cells in the primate temporal lobe. Perrodin C, Kayser C, Logothetis N, Petkov C. Current Biology 21, 1408-1415, 2011. PubMed
  • Monkey drumming reveals common networks for perceiving vocal and non-vocal communication sounds. Remedios R, Logothetis N, Kayser C. PNAS 106(42), 18010-18015, 2009. PubMed
  • An auditory region in the primate insular cortex responding preferentially to vocal communication sounds. Remedios R, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Journal of Neuroscience 29(4), 1034-1045, 2009. PubMed
  • Optimizing the imaging of the monkey auditory cortex: Sparse vs. continuous fMRI. Petkov C, Kayser C, Augath M, Logothetis N. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 27(8), 1065-1078, 2009. PubMed
  • A voice region in the monkey brain. Petkov C, Kayser C, Steudel T, Whittingstall K, Augath M, Logothetis N. Nature Neuroscience 11(3), 367-374, 2008. PubMed
  • Tuning to sound frequency in auditory field potentials. Kayser C, Petkov C, Logothetis N. Journal of Neurophysiology 98(3), 1806-1809, 2007. PubMed
  • Functional Imaging Reveals Numerous Fields in the Monkey Auditory Cortex. Petkov C, Kayser C, Augath M, Logothetis N. PLOS Biology 4(7), 2006. PubMed


  • Understanding neural signals, linking micro & macroscopic scales

  • Extracting information in spike time patterns with wavelets and information theory. Lopes-dos-Santos V, Panzeri S, Kayser C, Diamond M, Quian Quiroga R. J Neurophysiol. 2015. PubMed
  • EEG phase patterns reflect the selectivity of neural firing. Ng BSW, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Cerebral Cortex, 23(2), 389-398, 2013. First published online, Feb. 2012. PubMed
  • Sensory information in local field potentials and spikes from visual and auditory cortex: time scales and frequency bands. Belistki A, Panzeri S, Margi C, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 29(3), 533-545, 2010. PubMed
  • Coupling of neural activity and fMRI-BOLD in motion area MT. Lippert M, Steudel T, Ohl F, Logothetis N, Kayser C. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 28(8), 1087-1094, 2010. PubMed
  • In vivo Measurement of Cortical Impedance Spectrum in Monkeys: Implications for Signal Propagation. Logothetis N, Kayser C, Oeltermann A. Neuron 55(5), 809-823, 2007. PubMed
  • A comparison of hemodynamic and neural responses in cat visual cortex using complex stimuli. Kayser C, Kim M, Ugurbil K, Kim D-S, Koenig P. Cerebral Cortex 14(8), 881-891, 2004. PubMed
  • Stimulus locking and feature tuning prevail in complementary frequency ranges of V1 local field potentials. Kayser C, Koenig P. European J. of Neuroscience 19(2), 485-489, 2004. PubMed


  • Eye movements & visual perception

  • Saccade-Related activity in areas 18 and 21a of cats freely viewing complex scenes. Moeller G, Kayser C, Koenig P. NeuroReport 18(5), 401-404, 2007. PubMed
  • Feature selectivity in area 21a of the cat. Kayser C, Koenig P. NeuroReport 17, 809-812, 2006. PubMed
  • Fixations in natural scenes: interaction of image structure and image content. Kayser C, Nielsen C, Logothetis N. Vision Research 46(16), 2535-2545, 2006. PubMed
  • Population coding of orientation in the visual cortex of alert cats - an information theoretic analysis. Kayser C, Koenig P. NeuroReport 15(18), 2761-2764, 2004. PubMed
  • Directed interactions between visual areas and their role in processing image structure and expectancy. Salazar R, Koenig P, Kayser C. European J. of Neuroscience 20(5), 1391-1400, 2004. PubMed
  • Effects of Training on Neuronal Activity and Interactions in Primary and Higher Visual Cortices in the Alert Cat. Salazar R, Kayser C, Koenig P. J. of Neuroscience 24(7), 1627-1636, 2004. PubMed
  • How are complex cell properties adapted to the statistics of natural stimuli? Koerding KP, Kayser C, Einhaeuser W, Koenig P. J. of Neurophysiology 91(1), 206-212, 2004. PubMed
  • Interactions between eye movements systems in cats and humans. Moeller G, Kayser C, Knecht F, Koenig P. Experimental Brain Research 157, 215-224, 2004. PubMed
  • Responses to natural scenes in cat V1. Kayser C, Salazar R, Koenig P. J. of Neurophysiology 90(3), 1910-1920, 2003. PubMed
  • Learning the nonlinearity of neurons from natural visual stimuli. Kayser C, Koerding KP, Koenig P. Neural Computation 15(8), 1751-1759, 2003. PubMed
  • Learning distinct and complementary feature selectivitys form natural color videos. Einhaeuser W, Kayser C, Koerding KP, Koenig P. Reviews in the Neurosciences 14(1-2), 43-52, 2003. PubMed
  • On the choice of a sparse prior. Koerding KP, Kayser C, Koenig P. Reviews in the Neurosciences. 14(1-2), 53-62, 2003. PubMed
  • Temporal correlations of orientations in natural scenes. Kayser C, Einhaeuser W, Koenig P. Neurocomputing 52, 117-123, 2003. PubMed
  • Learning the invariance properties of complex cells from their responses to natural stimuli. Einhaeuser W, Kayser C, Koenig P, Koerding KP. European J. of Neuroscience 15(3), 475-486, 2002. PubMed
  • Non contact eye-tracking on cats. Koerding KP, Kayser C, Betsch B, Koenig P. J. of Neuroscience Methods 110, 103-111, 2001. PubMed


  • Popular and News & Views

  • Multisensory Causal Inference in the Brain. Kayser C, Shams L. PloS Biology, 2015.
  • How sound shape what is seen. Kayser C, Remedios R. Neuron, 2012.
  • Das Auge hoert mit. Kayser C, Gehirn & Geist Dossier (2), 2012
  • Complex times for earthquakes, stocks and the brains activity. Kayser C, Ermentrout B, Neuron, 2010.
  • The multisensory nature of unisensory cortices: A puzzle continued. Kayser C, Neuron 66, 329, 2010.
  • Phase resetting as mechanism for supramodal attentional control. Kayser C, Neuron 64, 300, 2009.
  • Listening with your eyes. Kayser C, Scientific American: Mind, April 2007.
  • Vision: Stimulating your attention. Kayser C, Logothetis N, Current Biology 16(15), R581, 2006.
  • Sinnvolle Verschmelzung. Kayser C, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Gehirn & Geist (10), 2006.


  • Methods papers

  • Quantifying how much sensory information in a neural code is relevant for behaviour. Pica G, Piasini E, Safaai H, ? Kayser C, Harvey C, Panzeri S. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2017, 3689-3699, 2017. arXiv
  • A Statistical Framework for Neuroimaging Data Analysis Based on Mutual Information Estimated via a Gaussian Copula. Ince R, Giordano B, Kayser C, Rousselet G, Gross J, Schyns P. Human Brain Mapping 38(3), 1541-1573, 2017. PubMed
  • Efficient evaluation of serial sections using Gabor pyramid matching. Koenig P, Kayser C, Bonin V, Wuertz RP. J. of Neuroscience Methods 111, 141-150, 2001. PubMed
  • Texture signals in whisker vibrations. Hipp J, Arabzadeh E, Conradt J, Zorzin E, Kayser C, Diamond M, Koenig P. J. of Neurophysiology 95, 1792-1799, 2006. PubMed