S Kastner

Summary

Affiliation: Princeton University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The representation of tool and non-tool object information in the human intraparietal sulcus
    Ryan E B Mruczek
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
    J Neurophysiol 109:2883-96. 2013
  2. pmc Functional organization of human posterior parietal cortex: grasping- and reaching-related activations relative to topographically organized cortex
    Christina S Konen
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 085444, USA
    J Neurophysiol 109:2897-908. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Modulation of sensory suppression: implications for receptive field sizes in the human visual cortex
    S Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 86:1398-411. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Topographic maps in human frontal cortex revealed in memory-guided saccade and spatial working-memory tasks
    Sabine Kastner
    Dept of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 97:3494-507. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Beyond a relay nucleus: neuroimaging views on the human LGN
    Sabine Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Prog Brain Res 155:125-43. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Visual attention as a multilevel selection process
    Sabine Kastner
    Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 4:483-500. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Functional imaging of the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar
    Sabine Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:438-48. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of biased competition in human visual cortex
    S Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Neuropsychologia 39:1263-76. 2001
  9. pmc Attentional demands predict short-term memory load response in posterior parietal cortex
    Hagit Magen
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
    Neuropsychologia 47:1790-8. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of feature- and space-based attention: response modulation and baseline increases
    Stephanie A McMains
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:2110-21. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Neural basis of Visual Attention
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. Functions of the Thalamus in Perception and Cognition
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Functions of the Thalamus in Perception and Cognition
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Mechanisms of Attention in the Human Visual Cortex
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. Functions of the Thalamus in Perception and Cognition
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc The representation of tool and non-tool object information in the human intraparietal sulcus
    Ryan E B Mruczek
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
    J Neurophysiol 109:2883-96. 2013
    ..Thus the left anterior tool-specific region may integrate visual information encoding graspable features of objects from more posterior portions of the IPS with experiential knowledge of object use and function to guide actions...
  2. pmc Functional organization of human posterior parietal cortex: grasping- and reaching-related activations relative to topographically organized cortex
    Christina S Konen
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 085444, USA
    J Neurophysiol 109:2897-908. 2013
    ..In contrast to the macaque monkey, grasp- and reach-specific activations were largely located outside of the human IPS...
  3. ncbi request reprint Modulation of sensory suppression: implications for receptive field sizes in the human visual cortex
    S Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 86:1398-411. 2001
    ..These estimates of RF sizes in human visual cortex are strikingly similar to those measured in physiological mapping studies in the homologous visual areas in monkeys...
  4. ncbi request reprint Topographic maps in human frontal cortex revealed in memory-guided saccade and spatial working-memory tasks
    Sabine Kastner
    Dept of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 97:3494-507. 2007
    ..Together these results show that topographic organization can be revealed outside sensory cortical areas using more complex behavioral tasks...
  5. ncbi request reprint Beyond a relay nucleus: neuroimaging views on the human LGN
    Sabine Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Prog Brain Res 155:125-43. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Visual attention as a multilevel selection process
    Sabine Kastner
    Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 4:483-500. 2004
    ..In this respect, attention can be considered in terms of a multilevel selection process...
  7. ncbi request reprint Functional imaging of the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar
    Sabine Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 91:438-48. 2004
    ..Taken together, our results demonstrate that fMRI at 3 T can be used effectively to study thalamocortical circuits in the human brain...
  8. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of biased competition in human visual cortex
    S Kastner
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Neuropsychologia 39:1263-76. 2001
    ..Attention-related activity in frontal and parietal areas does not reflect attentional modulation of visually evoked responses, but rather the attentional operations themselves...
  9. pmc Attentional demands predict short-term memory load response in posterior parietal cortex
    Hagit Magen
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
    Neuropsychologia 47:1790-8. 2009
    ..This account is consistent with the role of PPC in attentional processes and with the close correlation between brain areas that are involved in attention and those that mediate STM...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of feature- and space-based attention: response modulation and baseline increases
    Stephanie A McMains
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:2110-21. 2007
    ..In addition, when the stimulus contained both color and motion, an object-based attention effect was observed, with significant attentional modulation in the area that responded preferentially to the unattended feature...
  11. pmc Retinotopic organization of human ventral visual cortex
    Michael J Arcaro
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 29:10638-52. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that ventral visual cortex can be subdivided on the basis of topographic criteria into a greater number of discrete maps than previously thought...
  12. ncbi request reprint Visual responses of the human superior colliculus: a high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Keith A Schneider
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
    J Neurophysiol 94:2491-503. 2005
    ..Our results provide first insights into basic visual responses of the human SC and show the feasibility of studying subcortical structures using high-resolution fMRI...
  13. ncbi request reprint Attention modulates responses in the human lateral geniculate nucleus
    Daniel H O'Connor
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nat Neurosci 5:1203-9. 2002
    ..The LGN, traditionally viewed as the gateway to visual cortex, may also serve as a 'gatekeeper' in controlling attentional response gain...
  14. pmc Mechanisms of spatial attention control in frontal and parietal cortex
    Sara M Szczepanski
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 30:148-60. 2010
    ..These findings are the first to characterize spatial attention signals in topographic frontal and parietal cortex and provide a neural basis in support of an interhemispheric competition account of spatial attentional control...
  15. pmc Neural correlates of binocular rivalry in the human lateral geniculate nucleus
    Klaus Wunderlich
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1595-602. 2005
    ..Our results provide evidence for a functional role of the LGN in binocular rivalry and suggest that the LGN, traditionally viewed as the gateway to the visual cortex, may be an early gatekeeper of visual awareness...
  16. pmc Effects of sustained spatial attention in the human lateral geniculate nucleus and superior colliculus
    Keith A Schneider
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 29:1784-95. 2009
    ..The results demonstrate that each of the major subcortical visual pathways participates in attentional selection, and their differential magnitudes of modulation suggest distinct roles...
  17. pmc Neural representations of faces and body parts in macaque and human cortex: a comparative FMRI study
    Mark A Pinsk
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 101:2581-600. 2009
    ..Overall, our findings demonstrate commonalities and differences in the wide-scale brain organization between the two species and provide an initial step toward establishing functionally homologous category-selective areas...
  18. doi request reprint Two hierarchically organized neural systems for object information in human visual cortex
    Christina S Konen
    Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Nat Neurosci 11:224-31. 2008
    ....
  19. pmc Neural mechanisms of rapid natural scene categorization in human visual cortex
    Marius V Peelen
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Nature 460:94-7. 2009
    ....
  20. pmc Defining the units of competition: influences of perceptual organization on competitive interactions in human visual cortex
    Stephanie A McMains
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:2417-26. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that context-dependent grouping mechanisms and competitive interactions are linked to provide a bottom-up bias toward candidate objects in cluttered scenes...
  21. pmc Representation of eye movements and stimulus motion in topographically organized areas of human posterior parietal cortex
    Christina S Konen
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 28:8361-75. 2008
    ..Together, our results indicate strikingly similar characteristics in the general functional organization of human and monkey PPC, but also reveal some notable differences...
  22. pmc A nonvisual look at the functional organization of visual cortex
    Marius V Peelen
    Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Neuron 63:284-6. 2009
    ..Here, we discuss the implications of this finding for our understanding of the "visual" cortex...
  23. ncbi request reprint Retinotopic organization and functional subdivisions of the human lateral geniculate nucleus: a high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Keith A Schneider
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurosci 24:8975-85. 2004
    ..Our results demonstrate striking similarities in the topographic organization of the macaque and human LGN and support accounts of a constant magnification from the retina through the cortex in both species...
  24. pmc Representations of faces and body parts in macaque temporal cortex: a functional MRI study
    Mark A Pinsk
    Department of Psychology and Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6996-7001. 2005
    ..Immediately adjacent to the face areas, regions were activated bilaterally responding preferentially to body parts. Our findings suggest a category-selective organization for faces and body parts in macaque temporal cortex...
  25. pmc Stimulus context modulates competition in human extrastriate cortex
    Diane M Beck
    Department of Psychology and the Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1110-6. 2005
    ..The pop-out effects seemed to originate in early visual cortex and were independent of attentional top-down control, suggesting that stimulus context may provide a powerful influence on neural competition in human visual cortex...
  26. pmc Visuotopic organization of macaque posterior parietal cortex: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Michael J Arcaro
    Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 31:2064-78. 2011
    ..We also consider the topographic large-scale organization found within macaque PPC relative to that observed in human PPC...
  27. pmc Interactions of top-down and bottom-up mechanisms in human visual cortex
    Stephanie McMains
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurosci 31:587-97. 2011
    ....
  28. pmc Complex organization of human primary motor cortex: a high-resolution fMRI study
    Jeffrey D Meier
    Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 100:1800-12. 2008
    ....
  29. pmc Gain control in the visual thalamus during perception and cognition
    Yuri B Saalmann
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:408-14. 2009
    ..These findings support a role for the thalamus that extends as far as contributing to the control of visual attention and awareness...
  30. ncbi request reprint Push-pull mechanism of selective attention in human extrastriate cortex
    Mark A Pinsk
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurophysiol 92:622-9. 2004
    ..This mechanism appeared to be controlled by a distributed frontoparietal network of brain areas that reflected processes related to target selection during spatially directed attention...
  31. ncbi request reprint Methods for functional magnetic resonance imaging in normal and lesioned behaving monkeys
    Mark A Pinsk
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Green Hall, NJ 08544, USA
    J Neurosci Methods 143:179-95. 2005
    ..Our results extend those previously reported by providing a detailed account of the technique and by demonstrating the feasibility of fMRI in monkeys with lesions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Symmetry perception in humans and macaques
    Diane M Beck
    Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:405-6. 2005
    ..By identifying the neural structures that respond to symmetry in both humans and macaques, the authors lay the groundwork for understanding the neural mechanisms underlying symmetry perception...
  33. doi request reprint Stimulus similarity modulates competitive interactions in human visual cortex
    Diane M Beck
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    J Vis 7:19.1-12. 2007
    ..Such a result is consistent with the prediction that competition is more likely to occur between groups than within a group...
  34. ncbi request reprint Out of the spotlight: face to face with attention
    Sabine Kastner
    Nat Neurosci 10:1344-5. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Neurons with radial receptive fields in monkey area V4A: evidence of a subdivision of prelunate gyrus based on neuronal response properties
    Ivan N Pigarev
    AG Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 145:199-206. 2002
    ..The sequence of the representations of the horizontal and vertical meridians over the prelunate gyrus suggests the existence of another area between V4A and V4t...
  36. ncbi request reprint Attentional control of the processing of neural and emotional stimuli
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, 49 Convent Drive, Building 49, Room 1B80, Bethesda, MD 20892 4415, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 15:31-45. 2002
    ..Thus, similar to the processing of other stimulus categories, the processing of facial expression is under top-down control...
  37. ncbi request reprint Neuroscience: unconscious networking
    Mark A Pinsk
    Nature 447:46-7. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Quantitative investigation of connections of the prefrontal cortex in the human and macaque using probabilistic diffusion tractography
    Paula L Croxson
    Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Department of Clinical, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 25:8854-66. 2005
    ..Some limitations to the DWI approach were apparent; the high diffusion anisotropy in the corpus callosum made it difficult to compare connection probability values in the adjacent cingulate region...
  39. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging studies of attention: from modulation of sensory processing to top-down control
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 4415, USA
    J Neurosci 23:3990-8. 2003

Research Grants14

  1. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..One project will probe the effects of TMS on hippocampal neurogenesis in an animal model to elucidate the neural basis of the antidepressant action of TMS. ..
  2. Neural basis of Visual Attention
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Progress in understanding the basic mechanisms of selective attention is a first necessary step in developing effective treatment strategies for attentional deficits. ..
  3. Functions of the Thalamus in Perception and Cognition
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Understanding cortical functioning depends on understanding the thalamic inputs that are the necessary first step in cortical processing. ..
  4. Functions of the Thalamus in Perception and Cognition
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Understanding cortical functioning depends on understanding the thalamic inputs that are the necessary first step in cortical processing. ..
  5. Mechanisms of Attention in the Human Visual Cortex
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  6. Functions of the Thalamus in Perception and Cognition
    Sabine Kastner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding cortical functioning depends on understanding the thalamic inputs that are the necessary first step in cortical processing. ..