Dr. Gustavo Rohenkohl

Fries Lab · Tandem Group Leader
  • gustavo.rohenkohl (at) esi-frankfurt.de

Research statement

Under most naturalistic situations, attentional selection is achieved by moving our eyes around the environment, bringing objects of interest to the centre of the visual field where acuity is highest. This relationship between eye movements and attention has been the subject of much debate in psychology and neuroscience. Evidence from psychophysical and neurophysiological studies has shown that saccade preparation is often accompanied by shifts of visual attention. My project aims to investigate the neural dynamics that underpin perceptual selection during saccade preparation. More specifically, I will investigate the brain dynamics associated with presaccadic shifts of attention in human participants using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and in non-human primates using large-scale recordings across multiple brain regions.

Key publications

Rohenkohl G, Bosman CA, Fries P (2018). Gamma synchronization between V1 and V4 improves behavioral performance. Neuron 100(4), 953-963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.019

Rohenkohl G, Gould IC, Pessoa J, Nobre AC (2014). Combining spatial and temporal expectations to improve visual perception. Journal of Vision 14(4). https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1167/14.4.8

Cravo AM*, Rohenkohl G*, Wyart V*, Nobre AC (2013) Temporal expectation enhances contrast sensitivity by phase entrainment of low-frequency oscillations in visual cortex. J Neurosci 33(9), 4002-4010.

Rohenkohl G*, Cravo AM*, Wyart V*, Nobre AC (2012) Temporal expectation improves the quality of sensory information. J Neurosci 32(24), 8424-8428.

Rohenkohl G, Nobre AC (2011). Alpha oscillations related to anticipatory attention follow temporal expectations. J Neurosci 31(40), 14076-14084.

Rohenkohl G, Coull JT, Nobre AC (2011). Behavioural dissociation between exogenous and endogenous temporal orienting of attention. PLoS One 6, e14620.

* These authors contributed equally to this work