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Zoe Kourtzi is Professor of Experimental Psychology and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. Her experimental work aims to understand the role of lifelong learning and brain plasticity in enabling humans of all ages to translate sensory experience into adaptive behaviours. Her computational work aims to develop predictive models of mental health and disease based on large-scale population data. Her work has translational impact in the early diagnosis and design of personalised interventions in healthy ageing and mental health disorders. Dr Kourtzi received her PhD from Rutgers University and was postdoctoral fellow at MIT and Harvard University. She was a Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and then a Chair in Brain Imaging at the University of Birmingham. She moved to the University of Cambridge in 2013 and she is the Cambridge University Lead at the Alan Turing Institute.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2024 (Published online)

  • Burkhart, MC., Lee, LY., Vaghari, D., Toh, AQ., Chong, E., Chen, C., Tiňo, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (Published online). Unsupervised multimodal modeling of cognitive and brain health trajectories for early dementia prediction Scientific Reports, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-60914-w
  • 2024 (No publication date)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (No publication date). Recurrent inhibition refines mental templates to optimize perceptual decisions Science Advances,
  • 2024 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (Accepted for publication). UNSUPERVISED MULTIMODAL MODELING OF COGNITIVE HEALTH TRAJECTORIES FOR EARLY DEMENTIA PREDICTION Scientific Reports,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (Accepted for publication). Time-varying functional connectivity as Wishart processes Imaging Neuroscience,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (Accepted for publication). Cognitive flexibility training for impact in real-world settings Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (Accepted for publication). Recurrent inhibition refines mental templates to optimize perceptual decisions Science Advances,
  • 2023 (No publication date)

  • Wang, R., Gates, V., Shen, Y., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2023 (No publication date). Flexible Structure Learning Under Uncertainty SSRN Electronic Journal,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4014051
  • 2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Microstructural and neurochemical plasticity mechanisms interact to enhance human perceptual decision making. PLOS Biology,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Ultra-high field imaging of human visual cognition Annual Review of Vision Science,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2023 (Accepted for publication). A robust harmonization approach for cognitive data from multiple aging and dementia cohorts Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring,
    Doi: 10.1002/dad2.12453
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Flexible structure learning under uncertainty Frontiers in Neuroscience,
  • Li, R., Harshfield, E., Bell, S., Burkhart, M., Tuladhar, A., Hilal, S., Tozer, D., Chappell, F., Makin, S., Lo, J., Wardlaw, J., de Leeuw, F-E., Chen, C., Kourtzi, Z. and Markus, H., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Predicting Incident Dementia in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease: Comparison of Machine Learning and Traditional Statistical Models Cerebral Circulation, Cognition and Behavior,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cccb.2023.100179
  • 2023

  • Liu, C-L., Cheng, X., Choo, BL., Hong, M., Teo, JL., Koo, WL., Tan, JYJ., Ubrani, MB., Suckling, J., Gulyás, B., Leong, V., Kourtzi, Z., Sahakian, B., Robbins, T. and Chen, AS-H., 2023. Potential cognitive and neural benefits of a computerised cognitive training programme based on Structure Learning in healthy adults: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-023-07551-2
  • Tong, K., Chan, YN., Cheng, X., Cheon, B., Ellefson, M., Fauziana, R., Feng, S., Fischer, N., Gulyás, B., Hoo, N., Hung, D., Kalaivanan, K., Langley, C., Lee, KM., Lee, LL., Lee, T., Melani, I., Melia, N., Pei, JY., Raghani, L., Sam, YL., Seow, P., Suckling, J., Tan, YF., Teo, CL., Uchiyama, R., Yap, HS., Christopoulos, G., Hendriks, H., Chen, A., Robbins, T., Sahakian, B., Kourtzi, Z., Leong, V. and CLIC Phase 1 Consortium, , 2023. Study protocol: How does cognitive flexibility relate to other executive functions and learning in healthy young adults? PLoS One, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0286208
  • Davenport, F., Gallacher, J., Kourtzi, Z., Koychev, I., Matthews, PM., Oxtoby, NP., Parkes, LM., Priesemann, V., Rowe, JB., Smye, SW. and Zetterberg, H., 2023. Neurodegenerative disease of the brain: a survey of interdisciplinary approaches. J R Soc Interface, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0406
  • Vaghari, D., Lee, LY., Burkhart, MC., Montagnese, M., Zuhlsdorff, K., Giorgio, J., Chong, E., Jagust, WJ., Chen, CL., Williams, GB., Rittman, T., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2023. Validating the clinical utility of AI‐guided tools for early dementia prediction Alzheimer's & Dementia, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/alz.074628
  • Seitz, AR., Sekuler, A., Dosher, B., Wright, BA., Huang, CB., Shawn Green, C., Pack, CC., Sagi, D., Levi, D., Tadin, D., Quinlan, E., Jiang, F., Diaz, GJ., Ghose, G., Fiser, J., Banai, K., Visscher, K., Huxlin, K., Shams, L., Battelli, L., Carrasco, M., Herzog, M., Webster, M., Eckstein, M., Turk-Browne, NB., Censor, N., De Weerd, P., Vogels, R., Hochstein, S., Watanabe, T., Sasaki, Y., Polat, U., Lu, ZL. and Kourtzi, Z., 2023. Perceptual Learning: Policy Insights From Basic Research to Real-World Applications Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/23727322231195268
  • Marinaro, F., Morvan, C., Au, R., Bond, S., Burkhart, MC., Carlebach, N., Chan, D., Delbarre, D., Farier, L., Lacey, A., LaMonica, H., Lancaster, CL., Lee, LY., Llewellyn, DJ., Mallon, A., Martins, RN., Ardle, RM., Mummery, CJ., Naismith, SL., Oldham, M., Rainey‐Smith, S., Santos, L., Slight, S., Smith, N., Thomas, S., Venton, J., Tolley, C., Whitaker, K., Wright, J., Wilson, S., Wing, K., Crawford, J., Dagum, P., Routledge, C., Walker, Z., Everson, R., Hinds, C. and Kourtzi, Z., 2023. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases initiative: an international and multidisciplinary effort for transforming the early detection of dementia‐causing diseases Alzheimer's & Dementia, v. 19
    Doi: 10.1002/alz.062434
  • 2022 (Published online)

  • Giorgio, J., Jagust, WJ., Baker, S., Landau, SM., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (Published online). A robust and interpretable machine learning approach using multimodal biological data to predict future pathological tau accumulation Nature Communications, v. 13
    Doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28795-7
  • 2022 (No publication date)

  • Michael, E., Covarrubias, LS., Leong, V. and Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (No publication date). Learning at your brain’s rhythm: individualized entrainment boosts learning for perceptual decisions Cerebral Cortex,
  • Michael, E., Covarrubias, LS., Leong, V. and Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (No publication date). Learning at your brain’s rhythm: individualized entrainment boosts learning for perceptual decisions Cerebral Cortex,
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (Accepted for publication). A robust and interpretable machine learning approach using multimodal biological data to predict future pathological tau accumulation Nature Communications,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-28795-7
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Neurochemical and functional interactions for improved perceptual decisions through training Journal of Neurophysiology,
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Functional interactions between sensory and memory networks for adaptive behaviour Cerebral Cortex,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Ultra-high field neuroimaging reveals fine-scale processing for 3D perception The Journal of Neuroscience,
  • Chua, SYP., Rentzelas, P., Frangou, P., Kourtzi, Z., Lintern, M. and Mavritsaki, E., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Cultural differences in visual perceptual learning. International Journal of Psychology,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12824
  • Leong, V., Raheel, K., Sim, JY., Kacker, K., Karlaftis, VM., Vassiliu, C., Chen, SHA., Robbins, TW., Sahakian, BJ. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). A New Remote Guided Method for Supervised Web-Based Cognitive Testing to Ensure High Quality Data Journal of Medical Internet Research, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2196/28368
  • Karlaftis, VM., Frangou, P., Higgins, C., Vidaurre, D., Ziminski, JJ., Stagg, CJ., Emir, UE. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Brain stimulation boosts perceptual learning by altering sensory GABAergic plasticity and functional connectivity eLife,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.13.459793
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (Accepted for publication). A Protocol for Ultra-High Field Laminar fMRI in the human brain STAR Protocols,
  • 2021

  • Leong, V., Raheel, K., Sim, JY., Kacker, K., Karlaftis, VM., Vassiliu, C., Kalaivanan, K., Chen, SHA., Robbins, TW., Sahakian, BJ. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021. A New Remote Guided Method for Supervised Web-Based Cognitive Testing to Ensure High-Quality Data: Development and Usability Study (Preprint)
    Doi: 10.2196/preprints.28368
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Modelling prognostic trajectories of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease NeuroImage: Clinical,
  • Murley, A., Rouse, M., Jones, PS., Ye, R., Hezemans, F., O'Callaghan, C., Frangou, P., Kourtzi, Z., Rua, C., Carpenter, A., Rodgers, C. and Rowe, J., 2020 (Accepted for publication). GABA and glutamate deficits from frontotemporal lobar degeneration are associated with disinhibition Brain: a journal of neurology,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Recurrent processing drives perceptual plasticity Current Biology,
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Fine-scale computations for adaptive processing in the human brain eLife,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.57637
  • 2020

  • Giorgio, J., Tanna, A., Jagust, WJ., Baker, SL., Landau, SM., Tanaka, T., Chen, CP., Reilhac, A., Malpetti, M., Rowe, JB., O'Brien, JT. and Kourtzi, Z., 2020. A cross‐cohort cognitive composite for tracking changes in pre‐clinical and prodromal Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer's & Dementia, v. 16
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/alz.037928
  • Pérez, A., Schmidt, E., Kourtzi, Z. and Tsimpli, I., 2020. Multimodal semantic revision during inferential processing: The role of inhibitory control in text and picture comprehension. Neuropsychologia, v. 138
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.107313
  • Giorgio, J., Jagust, WJ., Baker, SL., Landau, SM., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2020. Predicting future regional tau accumulation in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer's & Dementia, v. 16
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/alz.039827
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, A., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Learning predictive structure without a teacher: decision strategies and brain routes Current Opinion in Neurobiology,
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2018 (Accepted for publication). GABA –not BOLD–reveals dissociable learning mechanisms in the human visual cortex elife, v. 7 (2018)
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.35854
  • Karlaftis, VM., Giorgio, J., Vertes, P., Wang, R., Shen, Y., Tino, P., Welchman, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Multimodal imaging of brain connectivity reveals predictors of individual decision strategy in statistical learning Nature Human Behaviour,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0503-4
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Learning to optimize perceptual decisions through suppressive interactions in the human brain Nature Communications,
  • Kourtzi, Z., Karlaftis, V. and Welchman, A., 2018 (Accepted for publication). White-matter pathways for statistical learning of temporal structures eNeuro,
  • 2018

  • Frangou, P., Correia, M. and Kourtzi, Z., 2018. GABA, not BOLD, reveals dissociable learning-dependent plasticity mechanisms in the human brain. Elife, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.35854
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Functional brain networks for learning predictive statistics Cortex,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2017.08.014
  • Wang, R., Shen, Y., Tino, P., Welchman, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Learning predictive statistics: strategies and brain mechanisms Journal of Neuroscience, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0144-17.2017
  • 2017

  • Kuai, S-G., Li, W., Yu, C. and Kourtzi, Z., 2017. Contour Integration over Time: Psychophysical and fMRI Evidence. Cerebral Cortex, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw147
  • Bettinardi, RG., Deco, G., Karlaftis, VM., Van Hartevelt, TJ., Fernandes, HM., Kourtzi, Z., Kringelbach, ML. and Zamora-López, G., 2017. How structure sculpts function: Unveiling the contribution of anatomical connectivity to the brain's spontaneous correlation structure Chaos, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980099
  • Wang, R., Shen, Y., Tino, P., Welchman, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2017. Learning predictive statistics from temporal sequences: Dynamics and strategies Journal of Vision, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1167/17.12.1
  • Van Grootel, TJ., Meeson, A., Munk, MHJ., Kourtzi, Z., Movshon, JA., Logothetis, NK. and Kiorpes, L., 2017. Development of visual cortical function in infant macaques: A BOLD fMRI study. PLoS One, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187942
  • 2016

  • Luft, CDB., Baker, R., Goldstone, A., Zhang, Y. and Kourtzi, Z., 2016. Learning Temporal Statistics for Sensory Predictions in Aging. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00907
  • Alahmadi, HH., Shen, Y., Fouad, S., Luft, CDB., Bentham, P., Kourtzi, Z. and Tino, P., 2016. Classifying Cognitive Profiles Using Machine Learning with Privileged Information in Mild Cognitive Impairment Frontiers in Neuroscience, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2016.00117
  • Eck, J., Kaas, AL., Mulders, JL., Hausfeld, L., Kourtzi, Z. and Goebel, R., 2016. The Effect of Task Instruction on Haptic Texture Processing: The Neural Underpinning of Roughness and Spatial Density Perception. Cereb Cortex, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhu294
  • 2015

  • Baker, R., Bentham, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Learning to predict is spared in mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease. Exp Brain Res, v. 233
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-015-4356-z
  • Di Bernardi Luft, C., Baker, R., Bentham, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Learning temporal statistics for sensory predictions in mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychologia, v. 75
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.002
  • Christian, J., Goldstone, A., Kuai, S-G., Chin, W., Abrams, D. and Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Socio-cognitive profiles for visual learning in young and older adults. Front Aging Neurosci, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2015.00105
  • Karlaftis, V., Wang, R., Williams, G., Tino, P., Welchman, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2015. White-matter connectivity for learning of hierarchical structures PERCEPTION, v. 44
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Learning for flexible decisions across the lifespan PERCEPTION, v. 44
  • Frangou, P., Wang, R., Prescot, AP., Correia, M. and Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Inhibitory mechanisms for visual learning in the human brain PERCEPTION, v. 44
  • Luft, CDB., Meeson, A., Welchman, AE. and Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Decoding the future from past experience: learning shapes predictions in early visual cortex. J Neurophysiol, v. 113
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00753.2014
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2015. Adaptive shape coding for perceptual decisions in the human brain. J Vis, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1167/15.7.2
  • 2014

  • Shen, Y., Mayhew, SD., Kourtzi, Z. and Tiňo, P., 2014. Spatial-temporal modelling of fMRI data through spatially regularized mixture of hidden process models. Neuroimage, v. 84
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.003
  • Lestou, V., Lam, JML., Humphreys, K., Kourtzi, Z. and Humphreys, GW., 2014. A dorsal visual route necessary for global form perception: evidence from neuropsychological fMRI. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00489
  • Baker, R., Dexter, M., Hardwicke, TE., Goldstone, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2014. Learning to predict: exposure to temporal sequences facilitates prediction of future events. Vision Res, v. 99
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2013.10.017
  • Chang, DHF., Mevorach, C., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2014. Training transfers the limits on perception from parietal to ventral cortex. Curr Biol, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.058
  • 2013

  • Welchman, AE. and Kourtzi, Z., 2013. Linking brain imaging signals to visual perception. Vis Neurosci, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0952523813000436
  • Johannsen, L., Li, KZH., Chechlacz, M., Bibi, A., Kourtzi, Z. and Wing, AM., 2013. Functional neuroimaging of the interference between working memory and the control of periodic ankle movement timing. Neuropsychologia, v. 51
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.07.009
  • Chang, DHF., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2013. Mechanisms for extracting a signal from noise as revealed through the specificity and generality of task training. J Neurosci, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0101-13.2013
  • Mayhew, SD. and Kourtzi, Z., 2013. Dissociable circuits for visual shape learning in the young and aging human brain. Front Hum Neurosci, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00075
  • Kuai, S-G., Levi, D. and Kourtzi, Z., 2013. Learning optimizes decision templates in the human visual cortex. Curr Biol, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.052
  • Garcia, A., Kuai, S-G. and Kourtzi, Z., 2013. Differences in the time course of learning for hard compared to easy training. Front Psychol, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00110
  • Kuai, S-G. and Kourtzi, Z., 2013. Learning to see, but not discriminate, visual forms is impaired in aging. Psychol Sci, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612459764
  • 2012

  • De Jong, MC., Kourtzi, Z. and van Ee, R., 2012. Perceptual experience modulates cortical circuits involved in visual awareness European Journal of Neuroscience, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.12005
  • Li, S., Mayhew, SD. and Kourtzi, Z., 2012. Learning shapes spatiotemporal brain patterns for flexible categorical decisions Cerebral Cortex, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhr309
  • Mayhew, SD., Li, S. and Kourtzi, Z., 2012. Learning acts on distinct processes for visual form perception in the human brain. J Neurosci, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2033-11.2012
  • 2011

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Connor, CE., 2011. Neural representations for object perception: structure, category, and adaptive coding. Annu Rev Neurosci, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-neuro-060909-153218
  • 2010

  • Peterson, MF., Das, K., Sy, JL., Li, S., Giesbrecht, B., Kourtzi, Z. and Eckstein, MP., 2010. Ideal observer analysis for task normalization of pattern classifier performance applied to EEG and fMRI data Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.002670
  • Chen, D., Li, S., Kourtzi, Z. and Wu, S., 2010. Behavior-constrained support vector machines for fMRI data analysis IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/TNN.2010.2060353
  • Mayhew, SD., Li, S., Storrar, JK., Tsvetanov, KA. and Kourtzi, Z., 2010. Learning shapes the representation of visual categories in the aging human brain. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2010.21415
  • Papathomas, TV., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2010. Perspective-based illusory movement in a flat billboard-an explanation Perception, v. 39
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1068/p5990
  • Duncan, KK., Hadjipapas, A., Li, S., Kourtzi, Z., Bagshaw, A. and Barnes, G., 2010. Identifying spatially overlapping local cortical networks with MEG Human Brain Mapping, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.20912
  • Zhang, J., Meeson, A., Welchman, AE. and Kourtzi, Z., 2010. Learning alters the tuning of functional magnetic resonance imaging patterns for visual forms. J Neurosci, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2204-10.2010
  • Gerardin, P., Kourtzi, Z. and Mamassian, P., 2010. Prior knowledge of illumination for 3D perception in the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 107
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1006285107
  • Zhang, J. and Kourtzi, Z., 2010. Learning-dependent plasticity with and without training in the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 107
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1002506107
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2010. Visual learning for perceptual and categorical decisions in the human brain. Vision Res, v. 50
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2009.09.025
  • 2009

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2009. Challenges in object recognition: selectivity vs invariance. Perception, v. 38
  • Schwarzkopf, DS., Zhang, J. and Kourtzi, Z., 2009. Flexible learning of natural statistics in the human brain. J Neurophysiol, v. 102
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00028.2009
  • Li, S., Mayhew, SD. and Kourtzi, Z., 2009. Learning shapes the representation of behavioral choice in the human brain. Neuron, v. 62
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2009.03.016
  • Preston, TJ., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2009. Adaptive estimation of three-dimensional structure in the human brain. J Neurosci, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5021-08.2009
  • Zhang, J., Schwarzkopf, DS. and Kourtzi, Z., 2009. Learning image regularities for contour detection: when do you need a teacher? PERCEPTION, v. 38
  • Raemaekers, M., Lankheet, MJM., Moorman, S., Kourtzi, Z. and Van Wezel, RJA., 2009. Directional anisotropy of motion responses in retinotopic cortex Human Brain Mapping, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.20822
  • Jastorff, J., Kourtzi, Z. and Giese, MA., 2009. Visual learning shapes the processing of complex movement stimuli in the human brain Journal of Neuroscience, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3070-09.2009
  • Papathomas, TV., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2009. Buildings drawn in perspective on large billboards appear to rotate: An explanation PERCEPTION, v. 38
  • 2008

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2008. Perceptual decisions and visual learning in the human brain PERCEPTION, v. 37
  • Preston, TJ., Li, S., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2008. Multivoxel pattern selectivity for perceptually relevant binocular disparities in the human brain. J Neurosci, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2728-08.2008
  • Kourtzi, Z., Ostwald, D., Moutsiana, C., Humphreys, K. and Lam, JM., 2008. Global form integration in the ageing visual brain PERCEPTION, v. 37
  • Schwarzkopf, DS. and Kourtzi, Z., 2008. Experience shapes the utility of natural statistics for perceptual contour integration. Curr Biol, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.072
  • Preston, T., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2008. fMRI activity in human visual cortex correlates with perceptual judgments of 3-D shape PERCEPTION, v. 37
  • Kourtzi, Z., Krekelberg, B. and van Wezel, RJA., 2008. Linking form and motion in the primate brain. Trends Cogn Sci, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2008.02.013
  • Lestou, V., Pollick, FE. and Kourtzi, Z., 2008. Neural substrates for action understanding at different description levels in the human brain. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2008.20021
  • Ostwald, D., Lam, JM., Li, S. and Kourtzi, Z., 2008. Neural coding of global form in the human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol, v. 99
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.01307.2007
  • Schwarzkopf, DS. and Kourtzi, Z., 2008. Perceptual learning for global contour integration PERCEPTION, v. 37
  • 2007

  • Ostwald, D., Lam, J., Humphreys, K. and Kourtzi, Z., 2007. Decoding of global forms in the human visual cortex PERCEPTION, v. 36
  • Li, S., Ostwald, D., Giese, M. and Kourtzi, Z., 2007. Flexible coding for categorical decisions in the human brain. J Neurosci, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3795-07.2007
  • Weigelt, S., Kourtzi, Z., Kohler, A., Singer, W. and Muckli, L., 2007. The cortical representation of objects rotating in depth Journal of Neuroscience, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0340-07.2007
  • Li, S., Ostwald, D., Giese, M. and Kourtzi, Z., 2007. Decoding flexible representations for categorisation of movement sequences in the human brain PERCEPTION, v. 36
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2007. Visual learning and categorical decisions in the human brain PERCEPTION, v. 36
  • Chandrasekaran, C., Canon, V., Dahmen, JC., Kourtzi, Z. and Welchman, AE., 2007. Neural correlates of disparity-defined shape discrimination in the human brain. J Neurophysiol, v. 97
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.01074.2006
  • 2006

  • Spehar, B., Clifford, C., Seymour, K. and Kourtzi, Z., 2006. The role of the lateral occipital complex (LOC) in perception of illusory contours AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, v. 58
  • Kourtzi, Z. and DiCarlo, JJ., 2006. Learning and neural plasticity in visual object recognition. Curr Opin Neurobiol, v. 16
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2006.03.012
  • Tjan, BS., Lestou, V. and Kourtzi, Z., 2006. Uncertainty and invariance in the human visual cortex Journal of Neurophysiology, v. 96
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.01367.2005
  • Jastorff, J., Kourtzi, Z. and Giese, MA., 2006. Learning to discriminate complex movements: Biological versus artificial trajectories Journal of Vision, v. 6
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1167/6.8.3
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2006. Textures of natural images in the human brain. Focus on "orientation-selective adaptation to first- and second-order patterns in human visual cortex" Journal of Neurophysiology, v. 95
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.01039.2005
  • 2005

  • Welchman, AE., Deubelius, A., Conrad, V., Bülthoff, HH. and Kourtzi, Z., 2005. 3D shape perception from combined depth cues in human visual cortex Nature Neuroscience, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/nn1461
  • Kourtzi, Z., Betts, LR., Sarkheil, P. and Welchman, AE., 2005. Distributed neural plasticity for shape learning in the human visual cortex. PLoS biology., v. 3
  • Altmann, CF., Grodd, W., Kourtzi, Z., Bülthoff, HH. and Karnath, H-O., 2005. Similar cortical correlates underlie visual object identification and orientation judgment. Neuropsychologia, v. 43
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2005.03.015
  • Moutoussis, K., Keliris, G., Kourtzi, Z. and Logothetis, N., 2005. A binocular rivalry study of motion perception in the human brain. Vision Res, v. 45
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2005.02.007
  • Krekelberg, B., Vatakis, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2005. Implied motion from form in the human visual cortex Journal of Neurophysiology, v. 94
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00690.2005
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Huberle, E., 2005. Spatiotemporal characteristics of form analysis in the human visual cortex revealed by rapid event-related fMRI adaptation NeuroImage, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.06.017
  • Kourtzi, Z., Betts, LR., Sarkheil, P. and Welchman, AE., 2005. Distributed neural plasticity for shape learning in the human visual cortex PLoS Biology, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0030204
  • 2004

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2004. "But still, it moves". Trends Cogn Sci, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2003.12.001
  • Altmann, CF., Deubelius, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2004. Shape saliency modulates contextual processing in the human lateral occipital complex. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 16
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/089892904970825
  • 2003

  • Kourtzi, Z., Erb, M., Grodd, W. and Bülthoff, HH., 2003. Representation of the perceived 3-D object shape in the human lateral occipital complex. Cereb Cortex, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/13.9.911
  • Welchman, AE., Deubelius, A., Maier, SJ., Bülthoff, HH. and Kourtzi, Z., 2003. fMRI correlates of visual cue combination Journal of Vision, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1167/3.9.850
  • Kourtzi, Z., Tolias, AS., Altmann, CF., Augath, M. and Logothetis, NK., 2003. Integration of local features into global shapes: monkey and human FMRI studies. Neuron, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0896-6273(02)01174-1
  • Altmann, CF., Bülthoff, HH. and Kourtzi, Z., 2003. Perceptual organization of local elements into global shapes in the human visual cortex. Curr Biol, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0960-9822(03)00052-6
  • 2002

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Nakayama, K., 2002. Distinct mechanisms for the representation of moving and static objects VISUAL COGNITION, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/13506280143000421
  • Thornton, IM. and Kourtzi, Z., 2002. A matching advantage for dynamic human faces. Perception, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1068/p3300
  • Altmann, CF., Kourtzi, Z., Grodd, W. and Bülthoff, HH., 2002. Contextual effects on shape processing in the human visual cortex PERCEPTION, v. 31
  • Kourtzi, Z., Bülthoff, HH., Erb, M. and Grodd, W., 2002. Object-selective responses in the human motion area MT/MST NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, v. 5
    Doi: 10.1038/nn780
  • 2001

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Shiffrar, M., 2001. Visual representation of malleable and rigid objects that deform as they rotate. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0096-1523.27.2.335
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Kanwisher, N., 2001. Representation of perceived object shape by the human lateral occipital complex. Science, v. 293
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1061133
  • Grill-Spector, K., Kourtzi, Z. and Kanwisher, N., 2001. The lateral occipital complex and its role in object recognition. Vision Res, v. 41
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0042-6989(01)00073-6
  • 2000

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Kanwisher, N., 2000. Activation in human MT/MST by static images with implied motion. J Cogn Neurosci, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1162/08989290051137594
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Rainer, G., 2000. Perceptual learning in naturalistic images. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, v. 41
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Kanwisher, N., 2000. Implied motion activates extrastriate motion-processing areasResponse to David and Senior (2000). Trends Cogn Sci, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s1364-6613(00)01512-6
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Kanwisher, N., 2000. Cortical regions involved in perceiving object shape. J Neurosci, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.20-09-03310.2000
  • 1999

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Nakayama, K., 1999. Dissociation between static and dynamic perceptual representations INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, v. 40
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Shiffrar, M., 1999. Dynamic representations of human body movement Perception, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1068/p2870
  • Kourtzi, Z. and Kanwisher, N., 1999. Common cortical regions involved in representing shape from line drawings and grayscale photographs. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE,
  • 1998

  • Ceraso, J., Kourtzi, Z. and Ray, S., 1998. The integration of object properties. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0278-7393.24.5.1152
  • 1997

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Shiffrar, M., 1997. One-shot view invariance in a moving world PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.1997.tb00462.x
  • Datasets

    2024 (No publication date)

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2024 (No publication date). Research data supporting: "Recurrent inhibition refines mental templates to optimize perceptual decisions".
  • Lee, Y., Vaghari, D., Burkhart, MC., Tino, P., Montagnese, M., Li, Z., Zühlsdorff, K., Giorgio, J., Williams, G., Chong, E., Chen, C., Underwood, BR., Rittman, T., Kourtzi, Z. and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, , 2024 (No publication date). Research data supporting: "Robust and interpretable AI-guided marker for early dementia prediction in real-world clinical settings"
  • 2023 (No publication date)

  • Kourtzi, Z., Ziminski, J., Frangou, P., Karlaftis, V. and Emir, U., 2023 (No publication date). Research data supporting: "Microstructural and neurochemical plasticity mechanisms interact to enhance human perceptual decision making"
  • 2022 (No publication date)

  • Michael, E., Covarrubias, LS., Leong, V. and Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (No publication date). Research Data supporting "Learning at your brain's rhythm: individualized entrainment boosts learning for perceptual decisions"
  • Giorgio, J., Jagust, W., Baker, S., Landau, S., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2022 (No publication date). Research Data Supporting ‘A robust and interpretable machine learning approach using multimodal biological data to predict future pathological tau accumulation’
  • 2021 (No publication date)

  • Karlaftis, V., Frangou, P., Higgins, C., Vidaurre, D., Ziminski, J., Stagg, C., Emir, U. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (No publication date). Research data supporting "Brain stimulation boosts perceptual learning by altering sensory GABAergic plasticity and functional connectivity"
  • Karlaftis, V., Giorgio, J., Zamboni, E., Frangou, P., Rideaux, R., Ziminski, J. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (No publication date). Research data supporting "Functional interactions between sensory and memory networks for adaptive behaviour"
  • Jia, K., Ng, AKT., Goncalves, NR., Zamboni, E., Kemper, V., Goebel, R., Welchman, AE. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (No publication date). Research data supporting "Ultra-high field neuroimaging reveals fine-scale processing for 3D perception"
  • Karlaftis, V., Papadopoulos, A., Eldridge, M., Ross, P., Leong, V. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (No publication date). Research data supporting "i-ABC: a computerised application for online profiling of learning ability and cognitive flexibility"
  • Jia, K., Frangou, P., Karlaftis, V., Ziminski, J., Giorgio, J., Rideaux, R., Zamboni, E., Hodgson, V. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (No publication date). Research data supporting "Neurochemical and functional interactions for improved perceptual decisions through training"
  • Frangou, P., Karlaftis, V., Ziminski, J., Stagg, C., Emir, U. and Kourtzi, Z., 2021 (No publication date). Research data supporting "GABAergic-dependent myelin plasticity boosts learning for perceptual decisions"
  • 2020 (No publication date)

  • Giorgio, J., Landau, S., Jagust, W., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2020 (No publication date). Research Data Supporting "Modelling prognostic trajectories of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease"
  • Zamboni, E., Kemper, V., Goncalves, N., Jia, K., Karlaftis, V., Bell, S., Giorgio, J., Rideaux, R., Goebel, R. and Kourtzi, Z., 2020 (No publication date). Research data supporting "Fine-scale computations for adaptive processing in the human brain"
  • Jia, K., Zamboni, E., Rua, C., Goncalves, NR., Kemper, V., Ng, AKT., Rodgers, CT., Williams, G., Goebel, R. and Kourtzi, Z., 2020 (No publication date). A Protocol for Ultra-High Field Laminar fMRI in the human brain
  • 2019 (No publication date)

  • Karlaftis, VM., Giorgio, J., Vertes, P., Wang, R., Shen, Y., Tino, P., Welchman, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2019 (No publication date). Research data supporting "Multimodal imaging of brain connectivity reveals predictors of individual decision strategy in statistical learning"
  • 2018 (No publication date)

  • Frangou, P., Correia, M. and Kourtzi, Z., 2018 (No publication date). Data supporting "GABA, not BOLD, reveals dissociable learning-dependent plasticity mechanisms in the human brain"
  • Frangou, P., Emir, U., Karlaftis, V., Nettekoven, C., Hinson, E., Larcombe, S., Bridge, H., Stagg, C. and Kourtzi, Z., 2018 (No publication date). Data supporting "Learning to optimize perceptual decisions through suppressive interactions in the human brain"
  • Karlaftis, VM., Wang Rui, , Shen, Y., Tino, P., Williams, G., Welchman, A. and Kourtzi, Z., 2018 (No publication date). Research data supporting "White-Matter Pathways for Statistical Learning of Temporal Structures"
  • Theses / dissertations

    2023 (No publication date)

  • Kampman, O., 2023 (No publication date). Robust time-varying functional connectivity estimation and its relevance for depression
  • 2022 (No publication date)

  • Georgieva, S., 2022 (No publication date). Genetic Modulation of the Neonatal Neural Processing of Speech at High and Low Familial Risk for Developmental Dyslexia
  • 2020 (No publication date)

  • Giorgio, J., 2020 (No publication date). Modelling prognostic trajectories in Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2018

  • Frangou, P., 2018. Inhibitory mechanisms for visual learning in the human brain
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.28130
  • Software

    2023 (No publication date)

  • Burkhart, MC., Lee, L., Vaghari, D., Qi, TA., Chong, E., Chen, C., Tino, P. and Kourtzi, Z., 2023 (No publication date). Unsupervised Multimodal Trajectory Modeling (code supplement)
  • Conference proceedings

    2022

  • Aviles-Rivero, AI., Runkel, C., Papadakis, N., Kourtzi, Z. and Schönlieb, CB., 2022. Multi-modal Hypergraph Diffusion Network with Dual Prior for Alzheimer Classification Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), v. 13433 LNCS
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16437-8_69
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2022. Plastic Brains for flexible decisions PERCEPTION, v. 51
  • 2013

  • Shen, Y., Mayhew, S., Kourtzi, Z. and Tino, P., 2013. A spatial mixture approach to inferring sub-ROI spatio-temporal patterns from rapid event-related fMRI data. MICCAI 2013: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2013, v. 8150
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40763-5_81
  • 2006

  • Kourtzi, Z., Augath, M., Logothetis, NK., Movshon, JA. and Kiorpes, L., 2006. Development of visually evoked cortical activity in infant macaque monkeys studied longitudinally with fMRI. Magn Reson Imaging, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2005.12.025
  • 2000

  • Loula, F., Kourtzi, Z. and Shiffrar, M., 2000. Surface segmentation cues influence negative priming for novel and familiar shapes. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0278-7393.26.4.929
  • 1999

  • Kourtzi, Z. and Shiffrar, M., 1999. The visual representation of three-dimensional, rotating objects ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, v. 102
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-6918(98)00056-0
  • Book chapters

    2015

  • Kourtzi, Z., 2015. Neural Codes for Shape Perception
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397025-1.00035-X
  • 2009

  • Orban, GA. and Kourtzi, Z., 2009. Functional Imaging of the Human Visual System
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-919-2_17
  • Kourtzi, Z., 2009. Visual learning for optimal decisions in the human brain
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511635465.023