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Arcaro MJ, Pinsk MA, Kastner S. (2015). The Anatomical and Functional Organization of the Human Visual Pulvinar. J Neurosci. Jul 8;35(27):9848-71. PMCID: PMC4495241] [pdf]

Arcaro MJ, Kastner S. (2015). Topographic organization of areas V3 and V4 and its relation to supra-areal organization of the primate visual system. Visual Neurosci. Jan;32:E014. doi: 10.1017/S0952523815000115. [PMC Journal - PMCID In Process] [pdf]

Kassuba T, Kastner S. (2015). The reading brain. Front. Young Minds. 3:5. doi: 10.3389/frym.2015.00005. [pdf]

Seidl-Rathkopf KN, Turk-Browne NB, and Kastner S. (2015). Automatic guidance of attention during real-world visual search. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. Aug;77(6):1881-95. [PMC Journal - PMCID In Process] [pdf]

Saalmann YB, Kastner S (2015). The cognitive thalamus. Front Syst Neurosci. Mar 17;9:39. PMCID: PMC4362213. [pdf]

Scolari M, Seidl-Rathkopf KN, and Kastner S (2015). Functions of the human frontoparietal attention network: Evidence from neuroimaging. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. [pdf]

Arcaro MJ, Honey CJ, Mruczek RE, Kastner S, Hasson U (2015). Widespread correlation patterns of fMRI signal across visual cortex reflect eccentricity organization. Elife. 4:e03952: 1-28. PMCID: PMC4337732. [pdf]

Keane BP, Kastner S, Paterno D, Silverstein SM (2015). Is 20/20 vision good enough? Visual acuity differences within the normal range predict contour element detection and integration. Psychon Bull Rev. 22(1): 121-7. [pdf]



Ritaccio A, Brunner P, Gunduz A, Hermes D, Hirsch LJ, Jacobs J, Kamada K, Kastner S, Knight RT, Lesser RP, Miller K, Sejnowski T, Worrell G, Schalk G (2014). Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography. Epilepsy & Behavior. 41: 183-192. PMCID: PMC4268064. [pdf]

Wang L, Mruczek RE, Arcaro MJ, Kastner S (2014). Probabilistic Maps of Visual Topography in Human Cortex. Cerebral Cortex. [Epub ahead of print] [pdf]

Peelen MV, Kastner S (2014) Attention in the real world: toward understanding its neural basis. Trends Cogn Sci 18(5):242-50. [PMC Journal - PMCID In Process] [pdf]

Keane BP, Erlikhman G, Kastner S, Paterno D, Silverstein SM (2014). Multiple forms of contour grouping deficits in schizophrenia: what is the role of spatial frequency? Neuropsychologia 65:221-33. [pdf]

Kaiser D, Strnad L, Seidl KN, Kastner S, Peelen MV (2014). Whole person-evoked fMRI activity patterns in human fusiform gyrus are accurately modeled by linear combination of face- and body-evoked activity patterns. J. Neurophys. 111(1):82-90. [PMC Journal - PMCID In Process][pdf]

Kassuba T, Kastner S (2014). The human tool maker. Front. Young Minds, 2:3. [doi: 10.3389/frym.2014.00003][pdf]



Fiebelkorn IC, Saalmann YB, Kastner S (2013). Rhythmic sampling within and between objects despite sustained attention at cued location. Curr. Biol. 23(24): 2553-2558. [PMCID: PMC3870032][pdf]

Kim JG, Kastner S (2013). Attention flexibility alters tuning for object categories. Trends Cogn. Sci. Epub ahead of print [PMC Journal - In Process] [pdf]

Szczepanski SM, Pinsk MA, Douglas MM, Kastner S, Saalmann YB (2013). Functional and structural architecture of the human dorsal frontoparietal attention network. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Epub ahead of print. [PMC Journal - PMC3785784] [pdf]

Konen CS, Mruczek REB, Montoya JL, Kastner S (2013). Functional organization of human posterior parietal cortex: grasping- and reaching-related activations relative to topographically organized cortex. J. Neurophysiol., 109: 2897-2908. [PMCID: 3680816] [pdf]

Mruczek REB, von Loga, IS, Kastner S (2013). The representation of tool and non-tool object information in the human intraparietal sulcus. J. Neurophysiol., 109: 2883-2896. [PMCID: PMC3680814] [pdf]

Szczepanski SM, Kastner S (2013). Shifting attentional priorities: Control of spatial attention through hemispheric competition. J. Neurosci., 33: 5411-5421. [PMCID: PMC3651512] [pdf]



Saalmann YB, Kastner S (2012). A role for the pulvinar in social cognition (commentary on Nguyen et al.). Eur. J. Neurosci., 37: 33-34. [pdf]

Wang L, Saalmann YB, Pinsk MA, Arcaro MJ, Kastner S (2012). Electrophysiological low-frequency coherence and cross-frequency coupling contributes to BOLD connectivity. Neuron, 76: 1010-1020.. PMCID: PMC3531830. [pdf]

Saalmann YB, Pinsk MA, Wang L, Li X, Kastner S (2012). The pulvinar regulates information transmission between cortical areas according to attention demands. Science 337: 753-756. PMCID: PMC3714098. [pdf]

Seidl KM, Peelen MV, Kastner S (2012). Neural evidence for distracter suppression during visual search in real-world scenes. J. Neurosci., 32: 11812-11819. PMCID: PMC3443854. [pdf]



Konen CS, Kastner S (2011). Sight. In: Gottfried JA (ed.), Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward. CRC Press: Boca Raton FL. Chap. 8. [free in PubMed]

Peelen MV, Kastner S (2011). Is that a bathtub in your kitchen? Nat. Neurosci., 14: 1224-1226. [PMC Journal - In Process] [pdf]

Saalmann Y, Kastner S (2011). Cognitive and perceptual functions of the visual thalamus. Neuron, 71: 209-223. PMCID: PMC3148184.[pdf]

Chee MWL, Goh CSF, Namburi P, Parimal S, Seidl KN, Kastner S (2011). Effects of sleep deprivation on cortical activation during directed attention in the absence and presence of visual stimuli. NeuroImage, 58: 595-604. PMCID: PMC3159770.[pdf]

Graziano MSA, Kastner S (2011). Human consciousness and its relationship to social neuroscience: A novel hypothesis. Cog. Neurosci., 2: 98-133. PMCID: PMC3223025. [pdf].

Peelen MV, Kastner S (2011). A neural basis for real-world search in human occipitotemporal cortex. PNAS 108(29): 12125-30. PMCID: PMC3141945. [pdf].

Konen CS, Behrmann M, Nishimura M, Kastner S (2011). The functional neuroanatomy of visual agnosia: A case study. Neuron 71: 49-60. [PMC Journal - In Process]. [pdf].

Nee DE, Kastner S, Brown JW (2011). Functional heterogeneity of conflict, error, task-switching, and unexpectedness effects within medial prefrontal cortex. NeuroImage 54: 528-540. PMCID: PMC2962721 .[pdf]

Arcaro MJ, Pinsk MA, Li X, Kastner S (2011). Visuotopic organization of macaque posterior parietal cortex: An fMRI study. J. Neurosci., 31: 2064-2078. PMCID: PMC3074253. [pdf]

McMains SA, Kastner S (2011). Interactions of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mechanisms in Human Visual Cortex. J. Neurosci., 31: 587-597. PMCID: PMC3072218. [pdf]



Caplovitz GP, Arcaro MJ, Kastner S (2010). Stage 3 and what we see. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3: 220 - 222. [pdf]

Carmel D, Arcaro MJ, Kastner S, Hasson U (2010). How to create and use binocular rivalry. J Vis Exp. 45. , PMCID: PMC3159595. [pdf]

Szczepanski SM, Konen CS, Kastner S. (2010). Mechanisms of spatial attention control in frontal and parietal cortex. J. Neurosci., 30: 148-160. PMCID: PMC2809378 [pdf]

McMains SA, Kastner S (2010) Defining the units of competition: Influences of perceptual organization on competitive interactions in human visual cortex. J Cog Neurosci, 22: 2417-2426. PMCID: PMC2891594. [pdf]



Saalmann Y, Kastner S (2009): Gain control in the visual thalamus during perception and cognition. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol., 19: 408-414. PMCID: PMC3140205. [pdf]

Peelen MV, Fei-Fei L, Kastner S (2009): Neural mechanisms of rapid natural scene categorization in human visual cortex. Nature 460: 94-97. PMCID: PMC2752739 [pdf] [supplemental information]

Nothdurft HC, Pigarev I, Kastner S (2009): Overt and covert visual search in primates: Reaction times and gaze shift strategies. J. Integrative Neurosci., 8: 137-174. [PMC Journal - In Process] [pdf]

Caplovitz GP, Kastner S (2009) Carrot sticks or joysticks: video games improve vision. Nat. Neurosci. 12: 527-528. [PMCID: PMC2819084] [pdf]

Magen H, Emmanouil T, McMains SA, Kastner S, Treisman A (2009): Attentional demands predict short-term memory load response in posterior parietal cortex. Neuropsychologia 47: 1790-1798. PMCID: PMC2757282 [pdf]

Schneider KA, Kastner S (2009): Effects of sustained spatial attention in the human lateral geniculate nucleus and superior colliculus. J. Neurosci. 29: 1784-1795. PMCID: PMC2676894 [pdf]

Pinsk MA, Arcaro M, Weiner K, Kalkus, J, Inati S, Gross CG, Kastner S (2009) Neural representations of faces and body parts in macaque and human cortex: a comparative fMRI study. J. Neurophysiol. 101: 2581-2600. PMCID: PMC2681436 [pdf]

Beck DM, Kastner S (2009) Top-down and bottom-up mechanisms in biasing competition in the human brain. Vis Res, 49: 1154-1165. PMCID: PMC2740806 [pdf]

Arcaro MA, McMains SA, Singer B, Kastner S (2009) Retinotopic organization of the human ventral visual cortex. J. Neurosci., 29: 10638-10652. PMCID: PMC2775458 [pdf]

Peelen MV, Kastner S (2009): A non-visual look at the functional organization of visual cortex. Neuron, 63: 284-286. PMCID: PMC2815303 [pdf]

Silver M, Kastner S (2009): Topographic maps in human frontal and parietal cortex. Trends Cog Sci, 13: 488-495. PMCID: PMC2767426 [pdf]

Kastner S, McMains SA, Beck DM (2009): Mechanisms of selective attention in the human visual system: Evidence from neuroimaging. In: Cognitive Neurosciences; ed. Gazzaniga MS; MIT press, pp. 205-217. [pdf]

Szczepanski S, Kastner S (2009): Transcranial magnetic stimulation studies of visuospatial attention control. F1000 Biology Reports, 1: 81. PMCID: PMC2779035 [pdf]

McMains SA, Kastner S (2009): Visual attention. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience; eds. Binder, Hirokawa, Windhorst; Springer, Vol. 5, pp. 4296-4302.

Kastner S (2009): Neural basis of attention. In: Oxford Companion to Consciousness; eds. Bayne T, Cleeremans A, Wilken P; Oxford University Press, pp. 79-84.



Meier J, Aflalo T, Kastner S, Graziano MSA (2008) Complex organization of human primary motor cortex - A high resolution fMRI study. J Neurophysiol., 100(4): 1800-1812. PMCID: PMC2576195 [pdf]

Konen CS, Kastner S (2008b) Representation of eye movements and stimulus motion in topographically organized areas of human PPC. J Neurosci, 28: 8361-8375. PMCID: PMC2685070 [pdf]

Konen C, Kastner S (2008a) Two heirarchically organized neural systems for object information in human visual cortex. Nat Neurosci., 11(2): 224-231. [pdf]

Reynolds JH, Gottlieb J, Kastner S (2008) Attention. In: Fundamental neuroscience, 3rd edition. eds.: Bloom, McConnell, Roberts, Spitzer, Squire, Zigmond. Academic Press, 1113-1132. [pdf]

Kastner S, De Weerd P, Ungerleider LG (2008) Cortical mechanisms of visuospatial attention in human and monkeys. In: Topics in integrative neuroscience: From cells to cognition. ed.: Pomerantz JR. Cambridge University Press, 77-117.


Beck DM, Kastner S (2007) Stimulus similarity modulates competitive interactions in human visual cortex. Journal of Vision, 7(2):19, 1-12. [pdf]

Kastner S, McMains SA (2007) Out of the spotlight: face to face with attention. Nat Neurosci., 10: 1344-1345.[pdf]

McMains SA, Fehd HM, Emmanouil TA, Kastner S (2007) Mechanisms of Feature- and Space-Based Attention: Response Modulation and Baseline Increases. J Neurophysiol., 98: 2110-2121.[pdf]

Pinsk MA, Kastner S (2007) Neuroscience: unconscious networking. Nature, 447(7140): 46-47.[pdf]

Kastner S, DeSimone K, Konen C, Szczepanski S, Weiner K, Schneider K (2007) Topographic Maps in Human Frontal Cortex Revealed in Memory-Guided Saccade and Spatial Working Memory Tasks. J Neurophysiol., 97(5): 3494-3507. [pdf]


Kastner S, Schneider KA, Wunderlich K (2006) Beyond a relay nucleus: neuroimaging views on the human LGN. Progress in Brain Res., 155: 125-143.[pdf]

Ramnani N, Behrens TEJ, Johansen-Berg H, Richter M, Pinsk MA, Anderson JLR, Rudebeck P, Ciccarelli O, Richter W, Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Thompson AJ, Gross CG, Robson MD, Kastner S, Matthews PM (2006) The evolution of prefrontal inputs to the cortico-pontine system: Diffusion imaging evidence from macaque monkeys and humans. Cereb. Cortex, 16: 811-818.[pdf]


Wunderlich K, Schneider KA, Kastner S (2005) Neural correlates of binocular rivalry in the human lateral geniculate nucleus. Nat Neurosci., 8: 1595-602. [pdf]

Croxson PL, Johansen-Berg H, Behrens TEJ, Robson MD, Pinsk MA, Gross CG, Richter W, Richter MC, Kastner S, Rushworth MFS (2005) Quantitative investigation of connections of the prefrontal cortex in the human and macaque using probabilistic diffusion tractography. J. Neurosci., 25: 8854-8866. [pdf]

Beck DM, Kastner S (2005) Stimulus context modulates competition in human extrastriate cortex. Nature Neurocsci., 8: 1110-1116. [pdf]

Beck DM, Pinsk MA, Kastner S (2005) Symmetry perception in humans and macaques. Trends in Cog. Sci., 9: 405-406. [pdf]

Schneider KA, Kastner S (2005) Visual responses of the human superior colliculus: A high-resolution fMRI study. J. Neurophysiol., 94: 2491-2503. [link to pdf]

Pinsk MA, DeSimone K, Moore T, Gross CG, Kastner S (2005) Representations of faces and body parts in macaque temporal cortex: an fMRI study. P Natl Acad Sci USA 102: 6996-7001. [pdf]

Pinsk MA, Moore T, Richter MC, Gross CG, Kastner S (2005) Methods for functional magnetic resonance imaging in normal and lesioned behaving monkeys. J. Neurosci. Methods 143: 179-195. [pdf]

Kastner S, Beck DM (2005) Neural basis of biased competition in human visual cortex. In: Neurobiology of attention (eds. Itti L, Rees G, Tsotsos J); Academic Press, Elsevier, 305-310.

Kastner S, Schneider KA, O'Connor DH (2005) Attentional modulation in the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar. In: Neurobiology of attention (eds. Itti L, Rees G, Tsotsos J); Academic Press, Elsevier, 435-441. [pdf]


Kastner S, Pinsk MA (2004) Visual attention as a multi-level selection process. Cogn. Affect. Behav. Neurosci. 4: 483-500. [pdf]

Schneider KA, Richter MC, Kastner S (2004) Retinotopic organization and functional subdivisions of the human lateral geniculate nucleus: A high-resolution fMRI study. J. Neurosci. 24:8975-8985.[pdf]

Pinsk MA, Doniger GM, Kastner S (2004) Evidence for a push-pull mechanism of selective attention in human extrastriate cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 92: 622-629. [pdf]

Kastner S, O'Connor DH, Fukui MM, Fehd HM, Herwig U, Pinsk MA (2004) Functional imaging of the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar. J. Neurophysiol. 91:438-448. [pdf]

Kastner S (2004) Towards a neural basis of human visual attention: Evidence from functional brain imaging. In: Attention & Performance XX (eds. Kanwisher N, Duncan J); Oxford University Press, pp. 299-318.[pdf]

Kastner S (2004) Attentional response modulation in the human visual system. In: Attention (ed. Posner M); Guilford Press, pp. 144-156.


Kastner S (2003) A neural basis of human visual attention. In: The visual neurosciences (eds. Chalupa L, Werner JS); MIT Press, pp. 1514-1523.

Pessoa L, Kastner S, Ungerleider LG (2003) Neuroimaging studies of attention: From modulation of sensory processing to top-down control. J. Neurosci. 23: 3990-8. [pdf]


O'Connor DH, Fukui MM, Pinsk MA, Kastner S (2002) Attention modulates responses in the human lateral geniculate nucleus. Nat. Neurosci. 5: 1203-1209. [pdf]

Pigarev IN, Nothdurft HC, Kastner S (2002) Neurons with radial receptive fields in monkey area V4A: Evidence of a subdivision of prelunate gyrus based on neuronal response properties. Exp. Brain Res. 145: 199-206. [pdf]

Pessoa L, Kastner S, Ungerleider LG (2002) Attentional control of the processing of neutral and emotional stimuli. Cog. Brain Res. 15: 31-45. [pdf]

Reynolds JH, Gottlieb J, Kastner S (2002) Attention. In: Fundamental neuroscience, 2nd edition (eds. Bloom FE, McConnell SK, Roberts JL, Spitzer NC, Squire LR, Zigmond MJ); Academic Press, pp. 1249-1275.[pdf]


Kastner S, De Weerd P, Pinsk MA, Elizondo MI, Desimone R, Ungerleider LG (2001) Modulation of sensory suppression: Implications for receptive field sizes in the human visual cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 86: 1398-1411. [pdf]

Pigarev IN, Nothdurft HC, Kastner S (2001) Neurons with large bilateral receptive fields in monkey prelunate gyrus. Exp. Brain Res. 136: 108-113. [pdf]

Kastner S, Ungerleider LG (2001) The neural basis of biased competition in the human visual cortex. Neuropsychologia 39: 1263-1276. [pdf]

Kastner S, Ungerleider LG (2001) The neural basis of biased competition in the human visual cortex. In: Imaging selective attention in the human brain (eds. Driver J, Frackowiak RSJ); Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Kastner S (2001) Attention, please! Book Review. Nat. Neurosci. 4: 971. [pdf]


Kastner S, Ungerleider LG (2000) Mechanisms of visual attention in the human cortex. Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 23: 315-341. [pdf]

Kastner S, De Weerd P, Ungerleider LG (2000) Texture segregation in the human visual cortex: A functional MRI study. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 2453-2457. [pdf]

Kastner S (2000) Attention and motion aftereffects: Just keep on tracking! Preview. Neuron 28: 314-316. [pdf]


Kastner S, Pinsk MA, De Weerd P, Desimone R, Ungerleider LG (1999) Increased activity in human visual cortex during directed attention in the absence of visual stimulation. Neuron 22: 751-761. [pdf]

Kastner S, Nothdurft HC, Pigarev I (1999) Neuronal responses to motion and orientation contrast in cat striate cortex. Visual Neurosci. 16: 587-600. [pdf]


Kastner S, Demmer I, Ziemann U (1998) Transient visual field defects induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation over human occipital pole. Exp. Brain Res. 118: 19-26. [pdf]

Kastner S, DeWeerd P, Desimone R, Ungerleider LG (1998) Mechanisms of directed attention in the human extrastriate cortex as revealed by functional MRI. Science 282: 108-111. [pdf]

Cohrs S, Tergau F, Riech S, Kastner S, Paulus W, Ziemann U, Ruether E, Hajak G (1998) High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation delays rapid eye movement sleep. NeuroReport 9: 3439-3443. [pdf]


Kastner S, Nothdurft HC, Pigarev I (1997) Neuronal correlates of pop-out in cat striate cortex. Vision Res. 37: 371-376. [pdf]

Pigarev IN, Nothdurft HC, Kastner S (1997) Evidence for asynchronous development of sleep in cortical areas. NeuroReport 8: 2557-2560. [pdf]

Pigarev IN, Nothdurft HC, Kastner S (1997) A reversible system for chronic recordings in macaque monkeys. J. Neurosci. Meth. 77: 157-162. [pdf]


Kastner S, Crook JM, Xing Pei, Creutzfeldt OD (1992) Neurophysiological correlates of colour induction on white surfaces. Eur. J. Neurosci. 4: 1079-1086. [pdf]

Creutzfeldt OD, Crook JM, Kastner S, Chao-Yi Li, Xing Pei (1991a) The neurophysiological correlates of colour and brightness contrast in lateral geniculate neurones. I. Population analysis. Exp. Brain Res. 87: 3-21. [pdf]

Creutzfeldt OD, Kastner S, Xing Pei, Valberg A (1991b) The neurophysiological correlates of colour and brightness contrast in lateral geniculate neurones. II. Adaptation and surround effects. Exp. Brain Res. 87: 22-45. [pdf]

Kastner S, Creutzfeldt OD, Li Chao-Yi, Crook JM, Pei Xing (1991) On neurophysiological correlates of simultaneous colour contrast as demonstrated in P-LGN cells of the macaque. In: From pigments to perception - Advances in understanding visual processes (eds. Valberg A, Lee BB); Plenum Press, New York/London, pp. 181-184.

Kastner S (1988) Bürgerliches Wohnen und Bauen in Göttingen. In: Göttingen 1690-1755 - Studien zur Sozialgeschichte einer Stadt (Göttinger Universittsschriften Bd. 9) (ed. Wellenreuther H); Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, pp. 175-251.

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