Johannes Niediek

Johannes Niediek


Fields of interest:

- Reinforcement learning

- Complex, naturalistic behavior in rats

- Behavioral modeling

- Generalization and abstraction processes

- Data analysis

- Human single neuron recordings/"concept cells"

Academic Background:

- 2018, PhD in Neurosciences (summa cum laude)

Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Germany

Thesis title: Mechanisms of memory consolidation (Thesis full text link)


- 2011, MSc (equivalent) in Mathematics

Mathematical Institute, University of Bonn, Germany


Contact information

Room 1207

Goodman Building


Recent publications

7. Single-Neuron Correlates of Conscious Perception in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe.

Reber TP, Faber J, Niediek J, Boström J, Elger CE, Mormann F.

Curr Biol. 2017 Oct 9;27(19):2991-2998.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.025. Epub 2017 Sep 21.


6. An online adaptive screening procedure for selective neuronal responses.

Knieling S, Niediek J, Kutter E, Bostroem J, Elger CE, Mormann F.

J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Nov 1;291:36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Aug 4.


5. Reliable Analysis of Single-Unit Recordings from the Human Brain under Noisy Conditions: Tracking Neurons over Hours.

Niediek J, Boström J, Elger CE, Mormann F.

PLoS One. 2016 Dec 8;11(12):e0166598. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166598. eCollection 2016.


4. Burst firing of single neurons in the human medial temporal lobe changes before epileptic seizures.

Gast H, Niediek J, Schindler K, Boström J, Coenen VA, Beck H, Elger CE, Mormann F.

Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Oct;127(10):3329-34. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2016.08.010. Epub 2016 Aug 20.


3. Neurons in the human amygdala encode face identity, but not gaze direction.

Mormann F, Niediek J, Tudusciuc O, Quesada CM, Coenen VA, Elger CE, Adolphs R.

Nat Neurosci. 2015 Nov;18(11):1568-70. doi: 10.1038/nn.4139. Epub 2015 Oct 19.


2. Synergy of direct and indirect cholinergic septo-hippocampal pathways coordinates firing in hippocampal networks.

Dannenberg H, Pabst M, Braganza O, Schoch S, Niediek J, Bayraktar M, Mormann F, Beck H.

J Neurosci. 2015 Jun 3;35(22):8394-410. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4460-14.2015.


1. Human single-unit recordings reveal a link between place-cells and episodic memory.

Niediek J, Bain J.

Front Syst Neurosci. 2014 Aug 29;8:158. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00158. eCollection 2014.