Nauhaus, Ian

Ian M Nauhaus

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, Department of Neuroscience



inauhaus@gmail.com


Office Location
SEA 4.328

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
1 University Station A8000
Austin, TX 78712

Ian is a faculty member in the departments of Neuroscience and Psychology, researching coding strategies and corresponding mechanisms of the brain’s visual system. We primates rely heavily on vision to guide our behavior and perceive the world. By probing the circuits of the visual system with light from a computer monitor, our hope is to uncover general principles of how a healthy brain processes input from the natural environment. Many recently developed experimental tools for measuring activity of neural circuits should allow for new leaps in our understanding of the brain. Ian’s lab employs multiple imaging and electrophysiological methods to measure activity at different spatial and temporal scales within the visual cortex. Data from these experimental tools are combined to develop computational models of how populations of cells in the visual system encode visual input.

Our lab researches coding strategies and corresponding mechanisms of the brain’s visual system. We primates rely heavily on vision to guide our behavior and perceive the world. By probing the circuits of the visual system with light from a computer monitor, our hope is to uncover general principles of how a healthy brain processes input from the natural environment. Many recently developed experimental tools for measuring activity of neural circuits should allow for new leaps in our understanding of the brain. Our lab employs multiple imaging and electrophysiological methods to measure activity at different spatial and temporal scales within the visual cortex. Data from these experimental tools are combined to develop computational models of how populations of cells in the visual system encode visual input.

Garrett M.*, Nauhaus I.*, Marshel J.H., Callaway M. (2014) Topography and areal organization of mouse visual cortex. 37:12587-12600. J. Neurosci.

Nauhaus I., Nielsen K.J. (2014) Building maps from maps in primary visual cortex. Curr Opinion in Neurobiology 24:1-6.

Nauhaus I.*, Nielsen K.J.*, Disney A.A., Callaway E.M. (2012) Orthogonal micro-organization of orientation and spatial frequency in primate primary visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience 12:1683-90.

Marshel J.H., Kaye A.P., Nauhaus I., Callaway E.M. (2012) Anterior-posterior direction opponency in the superficial mouse lateral geniculate nucleus. 4:713-20 Neuron.

Sato T.K., Nauhaus I., Carandini M. (2012) Traveling waves in visual cortex. Neuron. 2:218-29.

Nauhaus I., Busse L., Ringach D.L., Carandini M. (2012) Robustness of traveling waves in visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience.  9:3088-94