1.    Garcia A, Kuai S, Kourtzi Z (2013). Differences in the time course of learning for hard compared to easy training. Frontiers in Psychology. 4,110 PDF

2.    Kuai S, Kourtzi Z (2013). Learning to See, but Not Discriminate, Visual Forms Is Impaired in Aging. Psychological Science 2013(in press) PDF

3.    Mayhew S D, Kourtzi Z (2013). Dissociable circuits for visual shape learning in the young and aging human brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7,75 PDF


1.    Mayhew S D, Li S, Kourtzi Z (2012). Learning acts on distinct processes for visual form perception in the human brain. J. Neurosci. 32(3) 775-786 PDF


1.    Li S, Mayhew S D, Kourtzi Z (2011). Learning Shapes Spatiotemporal Brain Patterns for Flexible Categorical Decisions. Cerebral Cortex. in press PDF

2.    Kourtzi Z, Connor C E (2011). Neural representations for object perception: structure, category, and Adaptive coding. Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 34:45-67 PDF


1.    Mayhew S D , Li S, Storrar J K, Tsvetanov J A, Kourtzi Z (2010). Learning Shapes the Representation of Visual Categories in the Aging Human Brain. J Cogn Neurosci. 22(12) 2899-2912 PDF

2.    Kourtzi Z, (2010) Visual learning for perceptual and categorical decisions in the human brain. Vision Res. 50(4) 433-440 PDF

3.    Zhang J , Kourtzi Z (2010). Learning-dependent plasticity with and without training in the human brain. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107(30) 13503-13508 PDF

4.    Gerardin P, Kourtzi Z, Mamassian P (2010). Prior knowledge of illumination for 3D perception in the human brain Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (in press) PDF

5.    Chen D, Li S, Kourtzi Z, Wu S (2010). Behavior-Constrained Support Vector Machines for fMRI Data Analysis IEEE. Transactions on Neural Networks 21(10) 1680-1685 PDF

5.    Zhang J, Meeson A, Welchman A E, Kourtzi Z (2010). Learning alters the tuning of functional magnetic resonance imaging patterns for visual forms. J. Neurosci 30(42) 14127-33 PDF

6.    Peterson M F, Das K, Sy J L, Li S, Giesbrecht B, Kourtzi Z, Eckstein M P (2010). Ideal observer analysis for task normalization of pattern classifier performance applied to EEG and fMRI data. J. Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 27(12) 2670-83


1.    Preston T J , Kourtzi Z, Welchman, A E (2009). Adaptive Estimation of Three-Dimensional Structure in the Human Brain. J Neurosci. 29(6), 1688-1698   PDF

2.    Li S, Mayhew S D, Kourtzi Z (2009) Learning shapes the representation of behavioral choice in the human brain. Neuron.62 441-452 PDF

3.    Duncan K K, Hadjipapas A, Li S, Kourtzi Z, Bagshaw A, Barnes G (2009) Identifying spatially overlapping local cortical networks with MEG. Hum. Brain. Mapp.(in press) PDF

4.    Jastorff J, Kourtzi Z, Giese M A (2009) Visual learning shapes the processing of complex movement stimuli in the human brain. J. Neurosci.29(44) 14026-14038 PDF

4.    Schwarzkopf D S, Zhang J, Kourtzi Z (2009) Flexible learning of natural statistics in the human brain. J. Neurophysiol.102(3) 1854-1867 PDF

5.    Raemaekers M, Lankheet M J,Moorman S, Kourtzi Z,van Wezel R J (2009) Directional anisotropy of motion responses in retinotopic cortex. Hum Brain Mapp.30(12) 3970-3980 PDF


1.    Kourtzi Z, Krekelberg B, van Wezel R. (2008). Linking form and motion in the primate brain.Trends in Cognitive Sciences 12, 230-236   PDF
2.    Ostwald D, Lam JM, Li S, Kourtzi Z. (2008) Neural coding of global form in the human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol., 99, 2456-69  PDF
3.    Schwarzkopf DS, Kourtzi Z. (2008) Experience shapes the utility of natural statistics for perceptual contour integration Current Biology,18, 1162-7  PDF
4.    Preston T J, Li S, Kourtzi Z, Welchman A E (2008). Multivoxel pattern selectivity for perceptually relevant binocular disparities in the human brain.J Neurosci.,28(44) 11315-11327   PDF


1.    Chandrasekaran C, Canon V, Dahmen J C, Kourtzi Z, Welchman A E (2007) Neural Correlates of Disparity-Defined Shape Discrimination in the Human Brain. J Neurophysiol., 97, 1533-65  PDF
2.    Weigelt S, Kourtzi Z, Kohler A, Singer W, Muckli L. (2007) The cortical representation of objects rotating in depth. J Neurosci., 27(14):3864-74  PDF
3.   Li S, Ostwald D, Giese M, Kourtzi Z. (2007) Flexible coding for categorical decisions in the human brain. J Neurosci. 27(45):12321-12330  PDF
4.   Lestou V, Pollick F, Kourtzi Z (2007) Neural substrates for action understanding at different description levels in the human brain. Journal of Cognitive Neurosci 20:2, 324-341  PDF


1.    Kourtzi Z, DiCarlo JJ (2006) Learning and neural plasticity in visual object recognition. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 16, 152-8. PDF
2.    Kourtzi Z, Augath M, Logothetis NK, Movshon JA, Kiorpes L (2006). Development of visually-evoked cortical activity in infant macaque monkeys studied longitudinally with fMRI.Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 24, 359-66. PDF
3.    Jastorff J, Kourtzi Z, Giese M (2006). Learning to discriminate complex movements: Biological versus artificial trajectories, J of Vision,  6, 791–804. PDF
4.    Tjan B, Lestou, V, Kourtzi Z (2006) Uncertainty and invariance in the human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol 96(3):1556-68. PDF
5.    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". J Neurophysiol., 95, 591-2. PDF


1.    Krekelberg B, Vatakis A, Kourtzi Z (2005) Implied Motion from Form in the Human Visual Cortex. J Neurophysiol, 94, 4373-86. PDF
2.    Kourtzi Z, Huberle, E (2005) Spatiotemporal characteristics of form analysis in the human  visual cortex revealed by rapid event-related fMRI adaptation. NeuroImage, 28, 440-52. PDF
3.    Welchman AE, Deubelius A, Conrad V, Bülthoff HH, Kourtzi Z (2005) 3D shape perception from combined depth cues in the human visual cortex.Nature Neuroscience, 8, 820-827.  PDF
4.    Kourtzi Z, Betts LR, Sarkheil P, Welchman AE (2005) Distributed Neural Plasticity for Shape Learning in the Human Visual Cortex. PLOS Biology, 3, e204. PDF
5.    Altmann CF, Grodd W, Kourtzi Z, Buelthoff HH, Karnath HO (2005) Similar cortical correlates underlie visual object identification and orientation judgment. Neuropsychologia, 43,2101-08.
6.    Moutoussis K, Keliris G, Kourtzi Z & Logothetis NK (2005) A binocular rivalry study of motion perception in the human brain. Vision Research 45, 2231-43. PDF


1.    Kourtzi, Z. 2004. But still, it moves. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8, 47-49. PDF
2.    Altmann, C.F., Deubelius, A., & Kourtzi Z. 2004. Shape saliency modulates contextual processing in the human Lateral Occipital Complex, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 794-804. PDF
3.    Kourtzi, Z., Tolias, A.S., Altmann, C.F., Augath, M., & Logothetis, N.K.  2003. Integration of local features into global shapes: monkey and human fMRI studies. Neuron, 37, 333-346. PDF
4.    Altmann, C.F., Buelthoff, H.H., & Kourtzi Z. 2003. Perceptual organization of local elements into global shapes in the human visual cortex. Current Biology 13, 342-349. PDF
5.    Kourtzi, Z., Erb, M., Grodd, W., & Buelthoff, H H. 2003. Representation of the perceived 3D object shape in the human Lateral Occipital Complex, Cerebral Cortex 13, 911-920. PDF
6.    Kourtzi, Z. Buelthoff, H. H., Erb, M., & Grodd, W. 2002. Object selective responses in the human motion area MT/MST.  Nature Neuroscience, 5, 17-8. PDF
7.    Thornton, I., & Kourtzi, Z. 2002. A matching advantage for dynamic human faces. Perception, 31, 113-132. PDF
8.    Kourtzi, Z., & Kanwisher, N. 2001. The human Lateral Occipital Complex represents perceived object shape, Science, 24, 1506-9. PDF
9.    Kourtzi, Z., & Nakayama, K. 2001. Dissociable signatures of processing for moving and static objects. Visual Cognition, 9, 248-264. PDF
10.  Grill-Spector K., Kourtzi Z., Kanwisher N. 2001. The lateral occipital complex and its role in object recognition. Vision Research, 41, 1409-22. PDF
11.  Kourtzi, Z., & Shiffrar, M. 2001. The visual representation of malleable and rigid objects that deform as they rotate. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 27, 335-55.
12.  Kourtzi, Z., & Kanwisher, N. 2000. Activation in human MT/MST for static images with implied motion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 1-8. PDF
13.  Kourtzi, Z., & Kanwisher, N. 2000. Implied motion activates extrastriate motion-processing areas. Response to David and Senior (2000). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 295-296. PDF
14.  Kourtzi, Z., & Kanwisher, N. 2000. Cortical regions involved in perceiving object shape. Journal of Neuroscience, 20, 3310-3318. PDF