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Prof. Dr. Marcus Missal

Marcus Missal is professor of neuroscience at UCL. Professor Missal's main research topic is time and causality perception in health and disease.

Contact Information

Portrait von Professor Marcus Missal
  • Institute of Neurosciences (IONS)
  • Cognition and Systems (COSY)
  • Avenue Mounier 53, bte B1.53.041200 Brussels
+32 2 764 94 28
+32 2 764 54 65

Academic Positions

2007 - present:
Maître de recherche FNRS (Senior Research Associate). Professeur chargé de cours à temps partiel à l’UCL, nommé à titre définitif.
2002 - 2007:
chercheur qualifié FNRS (Research associate). Professeur chargé de cours temporaire à temps partiel à l’UCL (Assistant professor).
2001 - 2002:
Collaborateur scientifique FNRS (Post-doctoral Fellow).
2000 - 2001:
Fellow of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA.
1998 - 2000:
Fellow of the Human Frontier Science Program at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA.
1996 - 1998:
Assistant, UCL, Faculty of Medicine, Lab. of Neurophysiology.
1994 - 1996:
Post-doctoral student, Laboratorium voor Neuro- en Psychofysiologie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Herestraat, Campus Gasthuisberg, 3000 Leuven (Belgium). Prof. G. A. Orban.
1992 - 1994:
Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, Lab. of Neurophysiology, Université catholique de Louvain.


Habilitation (Thèse d’Agrégation de l’Enseignement Supérieur), UCL.
PhD in Sciences. Faculty of Medicine, UCL.
Master degree in Biology (Zoology), Faculty of Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).
Master in Biology. Faculty of Sciences, UCL.

Relevant Publications

Five most important publications during the last 5 years.

  1. de Hemptinne C, Nozaradan S, Duvivier Q, Lefèvre P, Missal M. How do primates anticipate uncertain future events? Journal of Neuroscience. 2007, 27(16):4334-41. F.I. 7.490
  2. de Hemptinne C, Lefèvre P, Missal M. Neuronal bases of directional expectation and anticipatory pursuit. Journal of Neuroscience. 2008, 28(17):4298-310. F.I. 7.452
  3. Yang SN, Heinen SJ, Missal M. The effects of microstimulation of the dorsomedial frontal cortex on saccade latency. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2008, 99(4):1857-70. F.I. 3.648
  4. Badler JB, Lefèvre P and Missal M. Causality Attribution Biases Oculomotor Responses. Journal of Neuroscience. 2010, 4;30(31):10517-25. F.I. 7.271
  5. Nozaradan S, Perretz I, Missal M and Mouraux A. Tagging the neuronal entrainment to beat and meter. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011, 31(28):10234-40.
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