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Rainer Goebel Biosketch

Rainer Goebel studied psychology and computer science in Marburg, Germany (1983-1988) and got his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, (1990-1994). In 1993 he received the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Advancement award in cognitive science sponsored by the German minister of science and education for a publication on the binding problem and in 1994 he received the Heinz Billing award from the Max Planck society for developing a software package for the creation and simulation of neural network models. From 1995-1999 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt/Main in the Department of Neurophysiology under Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer where he founded the functional neuroimaging group. In 1997/1998 he was a fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies (“Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin”). Since January 2000, he is a full professor for cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University. Since 2005, he is director of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC). In 2006-2009 he was chair of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Since 2008 he is team leader of the neuromodeling and neuroimaging group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). His research includes high-resolution (columnar-level) functional imaging of the visual system, artificial large-scale columnar-level neural network models of visual cortex, fMRI neurofeedback, fMRI/fNIRS brain computer interfaces, and the development of new analysis methods for neuroimaging data.


Recent key-publications by Rainer Goebel:

1.       Frost MA, Goebel R. Measuring structural-functional correspondence: Spatial variability of specialised brain regions after macro-anatomical alignment. Neuroimage. 2012 Jan 6;59(2):1369-81. [Epub 2011 Aug 19].

2.       Goffaux V, Peters J, Haubrechts J, Schiltz C, Jansma B, Goebel R. From coarse to fine? Spatial and temporal dynamics of cortical face processing  Cereb Cortex. 2011; 21(2):467-76.

3.       Sorger B, Dahmen B, Reithler J, Gosseries O, Maudoux A, Laureys S, Goebel R. Another kind of 'BOLD Response': answering multiple-choice questions via online decoded single-trial brain signals. Prog Brain Res. 2009;177:275-92.

4.       Goebel R, van Atteveldt N. (2009). Multisensory functional magnetic resonance imaging: a future perspective. Exp Brain Res, 198, 153-164.

5.       Kriegeskorte N, Formisano E, Sorger B, Goebel R (2007). Individual faces elicit distinct response patterns in human anterior temporal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 104, 20600-20605.

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