Thomas Naselaris

Ph.D. 2005


Thesis Title:

Mapping of Preferred Directions in Primary Motor Cortex

Current Position:

Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina

Major Advisor(s):

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos

Selected Publications:

  • Naselaris T, Olman CA, Stansbury DE, Ugurbil K, Gallant JL. A voxel-wise encoding model for early visual areas decodes mental images of remembered scenes. Neuroimage. 2014 Oct 29;105C:215-228. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Naselaris, T., Stansbury, D., Gallant, J.L. (2012) The representation of animate and inanimate objects in complex natural scenes. Journal of Physiology, Paris (in press).
  • Nishimoto, S., Vu., A.T., Naselaris, T., Benjamini, Y., Yu, B. Gallant, J.L. (2011) Reconstructing visual experiences from activity evoked by natural scenes. Current Biology, 21, 1641-1646.
  • Vu, V.Q., Ravikumar, P., Naselaris, T., Kay, K.N., Gallant, J.L., Yu, B. (2011) Encodin and decoding V1 fMRI responses to natural images with sparse nonparametric mode Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 5, No. 2B, 1159-1182.
  • Naselaris, T., Kay, K.N., Nishimoto, S., Gallant, J.L. (2011) Encoding and decoding i fMRI. NeuroImage, 56, 400-410.
  • Naselaris, T., Prenger, R.J., Kay, K.N., Oliver, M.D., Gallant, J.L. (2009). Bayesian reconstruction of natural images from human brain activity. Neuron, 63, 902-915.
  • Ravikumar, P., Vu, V. Q., Yu, B., Naselaris, T., Kay, K.N., and Gallant, J.L. (2009). Nonparametric sparse hierarchical models describe V1 fMRI responses to natural images. Neural Information Processing Systems, 21, 1337-1344.
  • Merchant H., Naselaris T., Georgopoulos, A.P. (2008). Dynamic sculpting of direction tuning in the primate motor cortex during three-dimensional reaching. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 9164-9172.
  • Kay, K.N., Naselaris, T., Prenger, R.J., Gallant, J.L. (2008). Identifying natural image from human brain activity. Nature, 452, 352-355.
  • Georgopoulos, A.P., Merchant, H., Naselaris, T., Amirikian, B. (2007). Mapping of th preferred direction in the motor cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 104, 11068-11072.
  • Georgopoulos, A.P., Naselaris, T., Merchant, H., Amirikian, B. (2007). Reply to Kurtz and Herter. Journal of Neurophysiology, 97, 4391-4392.