Stefan Treue

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
German Primate Center

Research Interests

  • Systems neuroscience
  • Biological psychology
  • Visual system
  • Neurophysiology
  • Animal research
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal cognition
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Attention



Education and Employment

2001 - Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Psychology, University of Göttingen
2000 - 2001Professor of Animal Physiology, University of Tübingen
1995 - 2001Work Group Leader, Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Tübingen
1993 - 1995Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
1992 - 1993Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
1992Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Selected Publications

Yao T, Treue S, Krishna BS (2016). An attention-sensitive memory trace in macaque MT following saccadic eye movements. PLoS Biol 14:e1002390

Niebergall R, Khayat PS, Treue S, Martinez-Trujillo J (2011). Multifocal attention filters out distracter stimuli within and beyond receptive field boundaries of primate MT neurons. Neuron 72:1067-1079

Anton-Erxleben K, Stephan VM, Treue S (2009). Attention reshapes center-surround receptive-field structure in macaque cortical area MT. Cerebral Cortex 19: 2466-2478

Busse L, Katzner S, Treue S (2008). Temporal dynamics of neuronal modulation during exogenous and endogenous shifts of visual attention in macaque area MT. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(42): 16380-16385

Womelsdorf T, Anton-Erxleben K, Pieper F, Treue S (2006). Dynamic shifts of visual receptive fields in cortical area MT by spatial attention. Nature Neuroscience 9 (19), 1156-1160

Martinez-Trujillo JC, Treue S (2004). Feature-based attention increases the selectivity of population responses in primate visual cortex. Current Biology 14, 744-751

Martinez-Trujillo JC, Treue S (2002). Attentional modulation strength in cortical area MT depends on stimulus contrast. Neuron 35, 365-370

Treue S, Hol K, Rauber HJ (2000). Seeing multiple directions of motion – Physiology and psychophysics. Nature Neuroscience 3 (3), 270-276

Treue S, Martinez Trujillo JC (1998). Feature-based attention influences motion processing gain in macaque visual cortex. Nature 399, 575-579

Treue S, Maunsell JHR (1996) Attentional modulation of visual motion processing in cortical areas MT and MST. Nature 382, 539-541