Homepage » Faculty and Staff » Faculty » Konstantinos Moutoussis

Konstantinos Moutoussis

Basic Information

Title: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Cognitive Psychology - Neuroscience
Division: Sciences of Cognition and Thinking

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5529
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5529

kmoutou[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr or

Office hours: Tuesdays 10:00-13:00
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Philosophy and History of Athens (M.I.Th.E.)
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771, Athens

Dr Konstantinos Moutoussis is an associate professor of Cognitive Neuroscience. His first degree was a BSc in Neuroscience from University College London (1993), where he also completed his PhD at the laboratory of professor Semir Zeki. The title of his thesis was Brain Strategies of Colour Perception. It included a combination of anatomical, electrophysiological and psychophysical methods that led to the title of PhD in Neurobiology (1996). After his military service (1997-1999), he continued his post-doctoral research with Semir Zeki, studying visual perception as previously but also using fMRI experiments in humans (1999-2001). He then moved to the laboratory of Nikos Logothetis at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, for a second post-doc (2001-2007). He returned to Greece in 2007, when he was elected assistant professor of Cognitive Psychology at the department of History & Philosophy of Science, at the University of Athens. His scientific interests include the characteristics, brain mechanisms, and philosophical issues underlying sensory perception and consciousness.

Academic information

Courses and Seminars



  • Introduction to Neuroscience


  • Experimental Psychology


  • Perception
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Selected Publications

  • Moutoussis K. Perceptual asynchrony in vision. In Lloyd D & Arstila V (eds.): Subjective Time: the Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Temporality. MIT press: 201-216 (2014).
  • Moutoussis K. Asynchrony in visual consciousness and the possible involvement of attention. Front. Psychology 3: 314 (2012).
  • Roumani D & Moutoussis K. Binocular rivalry alternations and their relation to visual adaptation. Front Hum Neurosci. 6: 35 (2012).
  • Pelekanos V, Roumani D & Moutoussis K. The effects of categorical and linguistic adaptation on binocular rivalry initial dominance. Front Hum Neurosci. 5: 187 (2011).
  • Pelekanos V & Moutoussis K. The effect of language on visual contrast sensitivity. Perception 40: 1402-1412 (2011).
  • Moutoussis K.  Brain activation and the locus of visual awareness. Commun Integr Biol. 2: 265-267 (2009).
  • Moutoussis K & Zeki S. Motion processing, directional selectivity, and conscious visual perception in the human brain. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105: 16362-16367 (2008).
  • Bartels A, Logothetis NK & Moutoussis K. FMRI and its interpretations: an illustration on directional selectivity in V5/MT. TINS 31: 444-453 (2008).
  •  Moutoussis K. & Zeki S. Seeing invisible motion: a human fMRI study. Curr. Biol.16: 574-579 (2006).
  • Moutoussis K, Keliris G, Kourtzi Z  & Logothetis NK. A binocular rivalry study of motion perception in the human brain. Vision Res. 45: 2231-2243 (2005).
  •  Moutoussis K & Zeki S. The relationship between cortical activation and perception investigated with invisible stimuli. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99: 9527-9532 (2002).
  •  Moutoussis K & Zeki S. Responses of spectrally selective cells in macaque area V2 to wavelengths and colors. Journal of Neurophysiol. 87: 2104-2112 (2002).
  • Moutoussis K & Zeki S. A psychophysical dissection of the brain sites involved in colour-generating comparisons. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 97: 8069-8074 (2000).
  •  Moutoussis K & Zeki S. Functional segregation and temporal hierarchy of the visual perceptive systems. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264: 1407-1414 (1997).