Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries

Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
in Cooperation with Max Planck Society
Deutschordenstr. 46
D-60528 Frankfurt

Tel 0049 69 96769 501
Fax 0049 69 96769 555


Scientific Focus

Research statement

Networks of neurons typically engage in rhythmic, synchronized activity. Neuronal synchronization likely affects neuronal processing. If so, evolution has probably selected functional synchronization and mechanisms for its adaptive modulation. I study neuronal synchronization´s mechanisms, its consequences and its cognitive functions.



Selected Publications

Ni, J., Wunderle, T., Lewis, C. M., Desimone, R., Diester, I., Fries, P. (2016) Gamma-Rhythmic Gain Modulation. Neuron 92(1), 240-251.

Michalareas, G., Vezoli, J., van Pelt, S., Schoffelen, J.M., Kennedy, H. and Fries, P. (2016) Alpha-beta and Gamma Rhythms Subserve Feedback and Feedforward Influences among Human Visual Cortical Areas. Neuron 89 (2) 384-397.

Bastos, A. M., Vezoli, J., Bosman, C. A., Schoffelen, J., Oostenveld, R., Dowdall, J. R., De Weerd, P., Kennedy, H., Fries, P. (2015) Visual Areas Exert Feedforward and Feedback Influences through Distinct Frequency Channels. Neuron 85(2), 390-401.

Landau, A., Schreyer, M., Van Pelt, S., Fries, P. (2015) Distributed Attention Is Implemented through Theta-Rhythmic Gamma Modulation. Current Biology 25(17),2332-2337.

Bosman, C. A., Schoffelen, J. M., Brunet, N., Oostenveld, R., Bastos, A. M., Womelsdorf, T., Rubehn, B., Stieglitz, T., De Weerd, P., Fries, P. (2012) Attentional Stimulus Selection through Selective Synchronization between Monkey Visual Areas. Neuron 75(5), 875-888.

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