Dr Marieke Mur

Marieke Mur

University position

Post-doctoral fellow


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Home page

http://mariekemur.com (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


I am interested in the following questions: How does the human brain accomplish quick and accurate object recognition? What mechanisms underlie our ability to select object information that is relevant for the current task? I study these questions using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and psychophysics. My research projects focus on what object information is represented in which brain regions, and how these regions communicate with each other under different task demands.

Research Focus



object recognition

goal-directed behaviour


multivoxel pattern analysis

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



John Duncan

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte

Associated News Items



    Liu N, Kriegeskorte N, Mur M, Hadj-Bouziane F, Luh WM, Tootell RB, Ungerleider LG (2013), “Intrinsic structure of visual exemplar and category representations in macaque brain.” J Neurosci 33(28):11346-60 Details

    Mur M, Meys M, Bodurka J, Goebel R, Bandettini PA, Kriegeskorte N (2013), “Human Object-Similarity Judgments Reflect and Transcend the Primate-IT Object Representation.” Front Psychol 4:128 Details


    Goffaux V, Schiltz C, Mur M, Goebel R (2012), “Local discriminability determines the strength of holistic processing for faces in the fusiform face area.” Front Psychol 3:604 Details

    Kriegeskorte N, Mur M (2012), “Inverse MDS: Inferring Dissimilarity Structure from Multiple Item Arrangements.” Front Psychol 3:245 Details

    Mur M, Ruff DA, Bodurka J, De Weerd P, Bandettini PA, Kriegeskorte N (2012), “Categorical, yet graded--single-image activation profiles of human category-selective cortical regions.” J Neurosci 32(25):8649-62 Details


    Mur M, Ruff DA, Bodurka J, Bandettini PA, Kriegeskorte N (2010), “Face-identity change activation outside the face system: "release from adaptation" may not always indicate neuronal selectivity.” Cereb Cortex 20(9):2027-42 Details


    Mur M, Bandettini PA, Kriegeskorte N (2009), “Revealing representational content with pattern-information fMRI--an introductory guide.” Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 4(1):101-9 Details


    Kriegeskorte N, Mur M, Bandettini P (2008), “Representational similarity analysis - connecting the branches of systems neuroscience.” Front Syst Neurosci 2:4 Details

    Kriegeskorte N, Mur M, Ruff DA, Kiani R, Bodurka J, Esteky H, Tanaka K, Bandettini PA (2008), “Matching categorical object representations in inferior temporal cortex of man and monkey.” Neuron 60(6):1126-41 Details