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Nathan Weisz

Professor of Physiological Psychology, Group Coordinator and PI of Auditory Neuroscience Group

Research Interests

  • Fluctuating network states as predispositions of conscious perception
  • Interaction between brain oscillations and network-level states
  • Neural mechanisms of tinnitus
  • Online effects of neurostimulation

Selected Publications

  • Frey, J., Mainy, N., Lachaux, J.P., Müller, N., Bertrand, O., & Weisz, N. (2014). Selective modulation of auditory cortical alpha activity in an audiovisual spatial attention task. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(19), 6634-6639.
  • Leske, S., Ruhnau, P., Frey, J., Lithari, C., Müller, N., Hartmann, T., & Weisz, N. (2015). Prestimulus network integration of auditory cortex predisposes near-threshold perception independently of local excitability. Cerebral Cortex, 25 (12), 4898-4907.
  • Neuling, T., Ruhnau, P., Fusca, M., Demarchi, G., Herrmann, C., & Weisz, N. (2015). Friends, not foes: magnetoencephalography as a tool to uncover brain dynamics during transcranial alternating current stimulation. Neuroimage, 118, 406-413.
  • Schulz, H., Übelacker, T., Keil, J., Müller, N., & Weisz, N. (2013). Now I am ready – now I am not: the influence of pre-TMS oscillations and corticomuscular coherence on motor evoked potentials. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1708-19.
  • Weisz, N., Wühle, A., Monittola, G. , Demarchi, G., Frey, J., Popov, T. , Braun, C. (2014). Prestimulus oscillatory power and connectivity patterns predispose conscious somatosensory perception. PNAS USA, 111, E417-E425.

Pure profile


  1. 2001-2004


    PhD on the topic "Electromagnetic Correlates of Injury-Induced Auditory Cortical Plasticity: Implications for the Development and Maintenance of Subjective Tinnitus"
  2. 1996-2001

    Study of Psychology

    Catholic University of Eichstätt

Professional Experience

  1. since 2015
    Full professor for physiological psychology and head of MEG unit
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg
  2. 2012-2015
    Associate professor and head of MEG laboratory
    Center for Mind / Brain Sciences (CIMeC; University of Trento)
  3. 2008-2012
    Emmy-Noether Group leader and Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg
    University of Konstanz
  4. 2006-2008
    Postdoc at the INSERM U821
    Brain Dynamics and Cognition lab; Director: Dr. Olivier Bertrand
  5. 2004-2006
    University of Konstanz