José Ossandón, MD, MSc

José Ossandón
image: P. Mania

I studied Medicine at the University of Chile where I graduated in 2003. Afterwards I started to work as a General Practitioner in Chile’s public health care system and at the same time I pursued a Master degree in Neuroscience, also at the University of Chile. There I joined the Laboratorio de Neurosistemas and worked under the supervision of Prof. Pedro Maldonado. In 2008 I moved to Osnabrück, Germany, where I joined Prof. Peter König‘s Neurobiopsychology Lab. In January, 2016 I’ll move to Hamburg to start working at Tobias’ lab. My research interest is to develop mechanistic models of the cortical-subcortical circuits involved in multisensory perception, action programming and their interactions.


Fischer P., Ossandón J.P. *, Keyser J., Gulberti A., Wilming N., Hamel W., Koeppen J., Buhmann C., Westphal M., Gerloff C., Moll C.K.E., Engel A.K., König P. (in review).
Amplification of attentional bias in Parkinson’s disease by unilateral STN-DBS during free-viewing.
(* shared first autorship)

Ossandón, J.P., König, P., Heed, T. (2015).
Irrelevant tactile stimulation biases visual exploration in external coordinates.
Scientific Reports 5, 10664.

Ehinger B., König P., Ossandón J.P. (2015).
Predictions of visual content across eye movements and their modulation by inferred information.
The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(19), 7403-7413.

Ossandón J.P., Onat S., König P. (2014).
Spatial biases in viewing behavior.
Journal of Vision, 14(2), 20.

Ossandón J.P., Onat S., Cazzoli D., Nyffeler T., Müri R., König P. (2012).
Unmasking the contribution of low-level features to the guidance of attention.
Neuropsychologia, 50, 3478-3487.

Plöchl M., Ossandón J.P., König P. (2012).
Combining EEG and eye tracking: identification, characterisation, and correction of eye movement artifacts in electroencephalographic data.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 278.

Ossandón J.P., Helo A., Montefusco-Siegmund R.A., Maldonado P.E. (2010)
Superposition model predicts EEG occipital activity during free viewing of natural scenes.
The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(13), 4787-4795.

Maldonado P.E., Ossandón J.P. (2007)
Los tiempos del cerebro: Nuevas aproximaciones en la neurofisiología.
In: Ibañez, A., & Cosmelli, D. (Eds.) Nuevos Enfoques de la Cognición: Redescubriendo la dinámica de la acción, la intención y la intersubjetividad. Chile: Universidad Diego Portales. (In Spanish)

Maldonado P.E., Ossandón J.P., Flores F.J. (2008)
Attention and neurodynamical correlates of natural vision.
In: Cosmelli, D., & Aboitiz F. (Eds.) From Attention to Goal-Directed Behavior (pp. 67-82). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


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