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Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Director, Human Neurophysiology Research

Email:

rutishauseru@csmc.edu

Research Office:

Phone:

310-967-8364

Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Director, Human Neurophysiology Research

The laboratory of Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, is investigating the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and decision-making at the level of single neurons in humans. The systems neuroscience laboratory uses a combination of in vivo single-unit electrophysiology in humans, intracranial electrocorticography, eye tracking, behavior and computational and theoretical approaches. The lab has helped pioneer the technique of human single-neuron recordings and continues to advance the tools, methods and surgical techniques that allow such experiments. Recent work has focused on the neural representation of novelty and familiarity in the human hippocampus, amygdala and basal ganglia; the theta rhythm; investigation of learning abnormalities in movement disorders; and the neural representation of faces and emotions in the amygdala.

  • Undergraduate: University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, 2003
  • Doctorate: California Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Troland Award, National Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • Allen Institute Next Generation Leader, 2014
  • Ferguson Award for Best Thesis, Caltech, 2008
  • Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society, 2007
  • Sloan-Swartz Foundation Fellowship in Theoretical Neurobiology, 2003

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Rutishauser U, Ye S, Koroma M, Tudusciuc O, Ross IB, Chung JM, Mamelak AN. Representation of retrieval confidence by single neurons in the human medial temporal lobe.Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jul;18(7):1041-50.
  • Rutishauser U, Mamelak AN, Adolphs R. The primate amygdala in social perception - insights from electrophysiological recordings and stimulation. Trends Neurosci. 2015 May;38(5):295-306.
  • Rutishauser U, Slotine JJ, Douglas R. Computation in dynamically bounded asymmetric systems. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Jan 24;11(1):e1004039.
  • Rutishauser U, Tudusciuc O, Wang S, Mamelak AN, Ross IB, Adolphs R. Single-neuron correlates of atypical face processing in autism. Neuron. 2013;80(4):887-899.
  • Rutishauser U, Ross IB, Mamelak AN, Schuman EM. Human memory strength is predicted by theta-frequency phase-locking of single neurons. Nature. 2010;464(7290):903-907.
  • Rutishauser U, Mamelak AN, Schuman EM. Single-trial learning of novel stimuli by individual neurons of the human hippocampus-amygdala complex. Neuron. 2006;49(6):805-813.

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