Andreas Nieder

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Country: Germany

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  1. ncbi request reprint Temporal and spatial enumeration processes in the primate parietal cortex
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tubingen, Otfried Muller Strasse 27, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Science 313:1431-5. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Representing Something Out of Nothing: The Dawning of Zero
    Andreas Nieder
    Animal Physiology Unit, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany Electronic address
    Trends Cogn Sci 20:830-842. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Coding of abstract quantity by 'number neurons' of the primate brain
    Andreas Nieder
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:1-16. 2013
  4. pmc Supramodal numerosity selectivity of neurons in primate prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices
    Andreas Nieder
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University Tübingen, Tubingen 72076, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:11860-5. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Stereoscopic vision: solving the correspondence problem
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe Seyler Str 3, Germany
    Curr Biol 13:R394-6. 2003
  6. pmc A parieto-frontal network for visual numerical information in the monkey
    Andreas Nieder
    Picower Center for Learning and Memory, and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, RIKEN Massachusetts Institute of Technology Neuroscience Research Center, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:7457-62. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Analog numerical representations in rhesus monkeys: evidence for parallel processing
    Andreas Nieder
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:889-901. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The number domain- can we count on parietal cortex?
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tuebingen, Otfried Mueller Str 27, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Neuron 44:407-9. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Counting on neurons: the neurobiology of numerical competence
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tubingen, Hoppe Seyler Strasse 3, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:177-90. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint A labeled-line code for small and large numerosities in the monkey prefrontal cortex
    Andreas Nieder
    Department of Cognitive Neurology, Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:5986-93. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Temporal and spatial enumeration processes in the primate parietal cortex
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tubingen, Otfried Muller Strasse 27, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Science 313:1431-5. 2006
    ..These data suggest distinct neural processing stages for different numerical formats, but also a final convergence of the segregated information to form most abstract quantity representations...
  2. doi request reprint Representing Something Out of Nothing: The Dawning of Zero
    Andreas Nieder
    Animal Physiology Unit, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany Electronic address
    Trends Cogn Sci 20:830-842. 2016
    ..The concept of zero shows how the brain, originally evolved to represent stimuli ('something'), detaches from empirical properties to achieve ultimate abstract thinking...
  3. doi request reprint Coding of abstract quantity by 'number neurons' of the primate brain
    Andreas Nieder
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:1-16. 2013
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  4. pmc Supramodal numerosity selectivity of neurons in primate prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices
    Andreas Nieder
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University Tübingen, Tubingen 72076, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:11860-5. 2012
    ..The finding of neurons responding to numerosity irrespective of the sensory modality supports the idea of a nonverbal, supramodal neuronal code of numerical quantity in the primate brain...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stereoscopic vision: solving the correspondence problem
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe Seyler Str 3, Germany
    Curr Biol 13:R394-6. 2003
    ..False binocular matches, however, are discarded at the apex of the visual pathway: the activity of neurons in the primate inferior temporal cortex correlates directly with conscious depth perception...
  6. pmc A parieto-frontal network for visual numerical information in the monkey
    Andreas Nieder
    Picower Center for Learning and Memory, and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, RIKEN Massachusetts Institute of Technology Neuroscience Research Center, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:7457-62. 2004
    ..This finding suggests a parieto-frontal network for numerosity in monkeys and establishes homologies between the monkey and human brain...
  7. ncbi request reprint Analog numerical representations in rhesus monkeys: evidence for parallel processing
    Andreas Nieder
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:889-901. 2004
    ..The behavioral results are compared to single-cell recordings from the prefrontal cortex in the same subjects. Models for numerosity discrimination that may account for these results are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint The number domain- can we count on parietal cortex?
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tuebingen, Otfried Mueller Str 27, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Neuron 44:407-9. 2004
    ..Two recent studies by Shuman and Kanwisher and by Piazza et al. published in this issue of Neuron tested this assumption...with quite different results...
  9. ncbi request reprint Counting on neurons: the neurobiology of numerical competence
    Andreas Nieder
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tubingen, Hoppe Seyler Strasse 3, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:177-90. 2005
    ..Neural representations of numerical information can engage extensive cerebral networks, but the posterior parietal cortex and the prefrontal cortex are the key structures in primates...
  10. ncbi request reprint A labeled-line code for small and large numerosities in the monkey prefrontal cortex
    Andreas Nieder
    Department of Cognitive Neurology, Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:5986-93. 2007
    ..Our findings also emphasize that the manner in which neurons encode and maintain magnitude information may depend on the precise task at hand as well as the type of magnitude to represent and memorize...
  11. doi request reprint Prefrontal cortex and the evolution of symbolic reference
    Andreas Nieder
    Department of Animal Physiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:99-108. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Representation of number in the brain
    Andreas Nieder
    Department of Animal Physiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Annu Rev Neurosci 32:185-208. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint Contributions of primate prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices to length and numerosity representation
    Oana Tudusciuc
    Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 101:2984-94. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Dopamine regulates two classes of primate prefrontal neurons that represent sensory signals
    Simon N Jacob
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 33:13724-34. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Coding of cognitive magnitude: compressed scaling of numerical information in the primate prefrontal cortex
    Andreas Nieder
    Picower Center for Learning and Memory, RIKEN MIT Neuroscience Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuron 37:149-57. 2003
    ..These results suggest that certain cognitive and perceptual/sensory representations share the same fundamental mechanisms and neural coding schemes...
  16. doi request reprint Numerical rule coding in the prefrontal, premotor, and posterior parietal cortices of macaques
    Daniela Vallentin
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:6621-30. 2012
    ..Moreover, the results emphasize that the coding capacities of neurons in association cortical areas are far more dynamic depending on task demands than previously thought...
  17. doi request reprint Complementary contributions of prefrontal neuron classes in abstract numerical categorization
    Ilka Diester
    Department of Animal Physiology, Institute for Zoology, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 28:7737-47. 2008
    ..These findings favor feedforward mechanisms subserving cognitive categorization and help to clarify cellular interactions in PFC microcircuits...
  18. doi request reprint Representation of abstract quantitative rules applied to spatial and numerical magnitudes in primate prefrontal cortex
    Anne Kathrin Eiselt
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 33:7526-34. 2013
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  19. doi request reprint Single-cell coding of sensory, spatial and numerical magnitudes in primate prefrontal, premotor and cingulate motor cortices
    Anne Kathrin Eiselt
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 234:241-54. 2016
    ..Such magnitude representations are based on largely distributed coding by single neurons that are anatomically intermingled within the same cortical area. ..
  20. pmc Active encoding of decisions about stimulus absence in primate prefrontal cortex neurons
    Katharina Merten
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:6289-94. 2012
    ..This mechanism may allow the brain to "buffer" a decision in a nonmovement-related framework...
  21. doi request reprint Tuning to non-symbolic proportions in the human frontoparietal cortex
    Simon N Jacob
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, Tubingen, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 30:1432-42. 2009
    ..Our results argue that abstract concepts of both absolute and relative number are deeply rooted in the primate brain as fundamental determinants of higher-level numerical cognition...
  22. pmc Basic mathematical rules are encoded by primate prefrontal cortex neurons
    Sylvia Bongard
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:2277-82. 2010
    ..We speculate that these neuronal circuits in the monkey lateral PFC could readily have been adopted in the course of primate evolution for syntactic processing of numbers in formalized mathematical systems...
  23. doi request reprint Representations of visual proportions in the primate posterior parietal and prefrontal cortices
    Daniela Vallentin
    Institute of Neurobiology, Animal Physiology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 32:1380-7. 2010
    ..In agreement with human studies, our study shows that proportions are represented in the fronto-parietal network that has already been implicated for absolute magnitude processing...
  24. doi request reprint Single neurons in monkey prefrontal cortex encode volitional initiation of vocalizations
    Steffen R Hage
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Nat Commun 4:2409. 2013
    ..These findings suggest a cardinal role of the monkey homologue of Broca's area in vocal planning and call initiation, a putative phylogenetic precursor in non-human primates for speech control in linguistic humans. ..
  25. pmc Neuronal correlates of a visual "sense of number" in primate parietal and prefrontal cortices
    Pooja Viswanathan
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:11187-92. 2013
    ..This network may form the biological foundation of a spontaneous number sense, allowing primates to intuitively estimate the number of visual items. ..
  26. pmc Neuronal population coding of continuous and discrete quantity in the primate posterior parietal cortex
    Oana Tudusciuc
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tubingen, Otfried Muller Strasse 27, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:14513-8. 2007
    ..Thus, different information-carrying processes of partly intermingled neuronal networks in the parietal lobe seem to encode various forms of abstract quantity...
  27. pmc Semantic associations between signs and numerical categories in the prefrontal cortex
    Ilka Diester
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    PLoS Biol 5:e294. 2007
    ..These findings suggest a cardinal role of the prefrontal cortex in establishing semantic associations between signs and abstract categories, a cognitive precursor that may ultimately give rise to symbolic thinking in linguistic humans...
  28. doi request reprint Compressed scaling of abstract numerosity representations in adult humans and monkeys
    Katharina Merten
    University of Tuebingen, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:333-46. 2009
    ..This may indicate a gradual transformation of a logarithmic to linear magnitude scale in human adults as the result of a cultural transformation process during the course of mathematical education...
  29. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of categories and concepts
    Earl K Miller
    Picower Center for Learning and Memory, RIKEN MIT Neuroscience Research Center, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 13:198-203. 2003
    ..Recent studies have revealed their neural correlates in various cortical areas of the non-human primate brain...
  30. doi request reprint Neuronal correlates of visual working memory in the corvid endbrain
    Lena Veit
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 34:7778-86. 2014
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  31. doi request reprint Comparison of abstract decision encoding in the monkey prefrontal cortex, the presupplementary, and cingulate motor areas
    Katharina Merten
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 110:19-32. 2013
    ..Our findings highlight the role of both preSMA and CMAr in abstract cognitive processing and emphasize that both frontal areas encode decisions prior to the preparation of a motor output. ..
  32. doi request reprint Cognitive control of distinct vocalizations in rhesus monkeys
    Steffen R Hage
    University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:1692-701. 2013
    ..These findings indicate that monkeys are able to volitionally initiate their vocal production and, therefore, are able to instrumentalize their vocal behavior to perform a behavioral task successfully. ..
  33. doi request reprint Notation-independent representation of fractions in the human parietal cortex
    Simon N Jacob
    Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:4652-7. 2009
    ..Our results have implications for mathematical education, which may be tailored to better harness our ability to access automatically a composite quantitative measure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Representation of the quantity of visual items in the primate prefrontal cortex
    Andreas Nieder
    Picower Center for Learning and Memory, RIKEN MIT Neuroscience Research Center, and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Science 297:1708-11. 2002
    ..A mechanism that extracts the quantity of visual field items could contribute to general numerical ability...
  35. doi request reprint Comparison of length judgments and the Müller-Lyer illusion in monkeys and humans
    Oana Tudusciuc
    Animal Physiology, Institute for Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 207:221-31. 2010
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  36. doi request reprint Numerical values leave a semantic imprint on associated signs in monkeys
    Ilka Diester
    University of Tubingen, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:174-83. 2010
    ..This provides evidence for a precursor of the human number symbol knowledge...
  37. doi request reprint Ethograms indicate stable well-being during prolonged training phases in rhesus monkeys used in neurophysiological research
    Steffen R Hage
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Lab Anim 48:82-7. 2014
    ..This indicates that the monkeys were well habituated to prolonged working schedules and that their well-being was stably ensured during the training sessions. ..
  38. doi request reprint The ABC of cardinal and ordinal number representations
    Simon N Jacob
    Primate NeuroCognition Laboratory, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University of Tubingen, Otfried Müller Str 27, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:41-3. 2008
    ..In terms of neural processing, quantity and rank might just be two sides of the same coin...
  39. pmc Numerosity representations in crows obey the Weber-Fechner law
    Helen M Ditz
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 283:20160083. 2016
    ..This study helps to resolve a classical debate in psychophysics: the mental number line seems to be logarithmic rather than linear, and not just in primates, but across vertebrates. ..
  40. doi request reprint Relating magnitudes: the brain's code for proportions
    Simon N Jacob
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tü bingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:157-66. 2012
    ..These novel findings suggest a sense for ratios that grants the brain automatic access to proportions independently of language and the format of presentation...
  41. doi request reprint Behavioral and prefrontal representation of spatial proportions in the monkey
    Daniela Vallentin
    Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Tuebingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Biol 18:1420-5. 2008
    ..These results support the hypothesis that nonhuman primates can judge proportions and utilize the underlying information in behaviorally relevant situations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Spatially Tuned Neurons in Corvid Nidopallium Caudolaterale Signal Target Position During Visual Search
    Lena Veit
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex . 2015
    ..These data highlight key properties of associative endbrain areas underlying flexible cognitive behavior in corvids and primates...
  43. doi request reprint Developmental changes of cognitive vocal control in monkeys
    Steffen R Hage
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen 72076, Germany
    J Exp Biol 219:1744-9. 2016
    ..This suggests that linguistic capabilities were enabled via an expansion of the juvenile period during the development of humans. ..
  44. ncbi request reprint Sensory and Working Memory Representations of Small and Large Numerosities in the Crow Endbrain
    Helen M Ditz
    Animal Physiology Unit, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 36:12044-12052. 2016
    ..These neuronal data reveal striking similarities across vertebrate taxa in their code for number despite convergently evolved and anatomically distinct endbrain structures...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dopamine D2 Receptors Enhance Population Dynamics in Primate Prefrontal Working Memory Circuits
    Torben Ott
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex . 2016
    ..By increasing the population's response dynamics, D2Rs might put PFC networks in a more flexible state and enhance the neurons' working memory coding, thereby controlling dynamic cognitive control...
  46. pmc Cell-type-specific modulation of targets and distractors by dopamine D1 receptors in primate prefrontal cortex
    Simon N Jacob
    Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Nat Commun 7:13218. 2016
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  47. doi request reprint Dual Neural Network Model for the Evolution of Speech and Language
    Steffen R Hage
    Neurobiology of Vocal Communication, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tubingen, Otfried Müller Strasse 25, 72076 Tubingen, Germany Electronic address
    Trends Neurosci 39:813-829. 2016
    ..g., cries) in infants with an immature PFC, as well as the observed emergence of non-linguistic vocalizations in adults after frontal lobe pathologies...
  48. doi request reprint Differential impact of behavioral relevance on quantity coding in primate frontal and parietal neurons
    Pooja Viswanathan
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Curr Biol 25:1259-69. 2015
    ..This suggests elevated PFC participation during numerical task demands and executive control, whereas VIP encodes quantity as a perceptual category regardless of behavioral relevance...
  49. pmc Associative learning rapidly establishes neuronal representations of upcoming behavioral choices in crows
    Lena Veit
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Department of Biology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:15208-13. 2015
    ..The findings suggest that the NCL plays a role in learning arbitrary associations, a cornerstone of corvids' remarkable behavioral flexibility and adaptability. ..
  50. doi request reprint Audio-vocal interaction in single neurons of the monkey ventrolateral prefrontal cortex
    Steffen R Hage
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 35:7030-40. 2015
    ..Such audio-vocal integration processes in the VLPFC might constitute a precursor for the evolution of complex learned audio-vocal integration systems, ultimately giving rise to human speech. ..
  51. doi request reprint Dopamine receptors differentially enhance rule coding in primate prefrontal cortex neurons
    Torben Ott
    Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Neuron 84:1317-28. 2014
    ..These findings highlight complementary modulatory contributions of dopamine receptors to the neuronal circuitry mediating executive functioning and goal-directed behavior. ..