Portrait at TENSS

Welcome, I am Alexander Mathis. My main research interests comprise the neural basis of olfactory and motor behaviors. More specifically, I am currently interested in odor-guided navigation, the olfactory cocktail party problem as well as motor control and adaptation. I have been awarded a Marie-Curie fellowship (Department news) .

I work as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Matthias Bethge at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Tuebingen and the University of Tuebingen and the lab of Venkatesh N. Murthy at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.

February 2018 I am very excited to present work on pose estimation with deep learning, modeling of the proprioceptive system, and a hierarchical control model to understand sensorimotor cortex at the Neural Control of Movement Conference 2018 in Santa Fe - I hope to see you in May (see Abstracts for more details)
November 2017 A collaborative study between Dulac, Schnitzer & Murthy labs on coding of social stimuli in the amygdala was just published (see publications).
September 2017 Together with Andreas Herz and Martin Stemmler I wrote a review covering conceptual spaces, hierarchical codes, population vectors, ... (see reviews).
June 2017: I visited my high school to talk about deep art, neuroscience, "being a scientist"... It was great to be back after all those years!
Mar 2017: First motor study with Mackenzie Mathis and Naoshige Uchida published (see publications).