Office#: 2.050

Andreas Wutz

PhD, Dipl.-Psych., Postdoc (Lise-Meitner Fellow)

Research Interests

  • Neural network communication through oscillations 
  • Neural oscillations as substrates of perception, attention, working memory and thought
  • Temporal dynamics of perception and coginition
  • Mental capacity limits
  • Abstraction by categories and concepts

Selected publications

  • Wutz A, Loonis R, Roy JE, Donoghue JA, Miller EK (2018). Different levels of category abstraction by different dynamics in different prefrontal areas. Neuron97, 716-726.
  • Wutz A, Melcher D, Samaha J (2018). Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 201713318.
  • Wutz A, Muschter E, van Köningsbruggen M, Weisz N, Melcher D (2016). Temporal integration windows in neural processing and perception aligned to saccadic eye movements. Current Biology, 26(13), 1659-1668.
  • Drewes, J., Zhu, W., Wutz, A., & Melcher, D. (2015). Dense sampling reveals behavioral oscillations in rapid visual categorization. Scientific Reports, 5.  
  • Wutz A, Weisz N, Braun C, Melcher D (2014). Temporal windows in visual processing: ‘Pre-stimulus brain state’ and ‘post-stimulus phase reset’ segregate visual transients on different temporal scales. The Journal of Neuroscience. 34(4). 1554-1565.


  1. 2010-2013


    Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Trento
  2. 2005-2010

    Diploma in Psychology

    University of Regensburg

Professional Experience

  1. 2016-2018
    MIT with Prof. Earl Miller
  2. 2014-2016
    University of Trento with Prof. David Melcher