Multisensory Processes


Presentation of research activities

The LINE (Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology) is a multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental facility founded in 2003 jointly by the Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation Service of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Radiodiagnostic Service of the Radiology Department. Scientists of the LINE investigate the spatial and temporal brain dynamics of sensory, perceptual, and cognitive functions in healthy and clinical populations. We achieve this via a range of psychophysical (e.g. behavior and eye-tracking), computational modelling, and brain imaging/mapping methods that (EEG and electrical neuroimaging, electrocorticography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and MRI modalities). We also have a strong interest in the continued development of analysis methods as well as in the training of students, researchers and clinicians in the use and application of these methods.

Micah Murray

Prof. Micah Murray earned a double BA from The Johns Hopkins University (1995). He received his PhD with honors in neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (2001). He worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2003, he has held a faculty position at the Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland (CHUV-UNIL). Since 2008, he holds an adjunct faculty position at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA). He is also the founding director of the Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology and director of the EEG CHUV-UNIL Section of the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Murray has a contiguous record of grant support from the Swiss National Science Foundation in addition to numerous other foundation and industrial grants. He is the laureate of awards from the Leenaards Foundation, the Swiss Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Swiss Brain League. He currently holds editorial positions at Brain Topography (Editor-in-Chief), Neuropsychologia (Section Editor), and Current Biology (Editorial Board). Dr. Murray has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters. His research focuses on brain imaging and mapping methods as well as their applications in both health and disease across the lifespan. His work has not only led to new schemas of brain functional organization, but also to new diagnostic and intervention strategies for cognitive dysfunction using sensory processes as an access point.

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Key publications

Distinct multisensory perceptual processes guide enhanced auditory recognition memory in older cochlear implant users.

Radecke JO, Schierholz I, Kral A, Lenarz T, Murray MM, Sandmann P (2022)
Neuroimage Clinical, 33:102942.

Neonatal multisensory processing in preterm and term infants predicts sensory reactivity and internalizing tendencies in early childhood.

Maitre NL, Key AF, Slaughter JC, Yoder PJ, Neel ML, Richard C, Wallace MT, Murray MM (2020)
Brain Topography, 33(5): 586-99.

Multisensory gains in simple detection predict global cognition in schoolchildren.

Denervaud S, Gentaz E, Matusz PJ*, Murray MM* (2020)
Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 1394.

Multisensory Processes: A Balancing Act across the Lifespan.

Murray MM, Lewkowicz DJ, Amedi A, Wallace MT (2016)
Trends in Neurosciences, 39: 567-579.

Multisensory integration: flexible use of general operations.

Van Atteveldt N, Murray MM, Thut G, Schroeder CE (2014).
Neuron 81: 1240-53.


Chrysa Retsa

Research Assistant

Martyna Dziadosz


Katia Stienfeld

MD-PhD Student

Marion Décaillet

PhD Student

Astrid Minier

PhD Student

Nicole Skieresz

PhD Student

Asa Kucinkas

MD Student

Grace Kurian

MD Student

Matthieu Abbet

MD Student

Alexandre-Franck Pavel

MD Student

Adem Gashi

MSc Student

Marco Morandi

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