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Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

Director, Human Neurophysiology Research

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

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Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

Director, Human Neurophysiology Research

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

The laboratory of Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, is investigating the neural mechanisms of learning, memory, and decision making. We are a systems neuroscience laboratory and use a combination of in-vivo single-unit electrophysiology in humans, intracranial electrocorticography, eye tracking, behavior, and computational approaches. An overarching goal is to capitalize on special neurosurgical situations to advance knowledge of the human nervous system. We have helped pioneer the technique of human single-neuron recordings and continue to advance the tools, methods and surgical techniques that allow such experiments. Recent work has focused on the neural mechanisms of episodic memory and single-trial learning, the 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.

  • Doctorate: California Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Post Doctorate: California Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Post Doctorate: Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, 2012
  • Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine, 2017
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016
  • 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

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Kamiński J, Sullivan S, Chung JM, Ross IB, Mamelak AN, Rutishauser U. Persistently active neurons in human medial frontal and medial temporal lobe support working memory. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Apr;20(4):590-601.
  • 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):1041-1050.
  • Rutishauser U, Ross IB, Mamelak AN, Schuman EM. Human memory strength is predicted by theta-frequency phase-locking of single neurons. Nature. 2010 Apr 8;464(7290):903-907.
  • Minxha J, Mosher C, Morrow JK, Mamelak AN, Adolphs R, Gothard KM, Rutishauser U. Fixations Gate Species-Specific Responses to Free Viewing of Faces in the Human and Macaque Amygdala. Cell Rep. 2017 Jan 24;18(4):878-891.
  • Rutishauser U, Tudusciuc O, Wang S, Mamelak AN, Ross IB, Adolphs R. Single-neuron correlates of atypical face processing in autism. Neuron. 2013 Nov 20;80(4):887-899.
  • Rutishauser U, Mamelak AN, Schuman EM. Single-trial learning of novel stimuli by individual neurons of the human hippocampus-amygdala complex. Neuron. 2006 Mar 16;49(6):805-813.

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