Fries lab

Prof. Pascal Fries
Director
pascal.fries(at)esi-frankfurt.de 

  Renata Vajda
  Assistant
  office.fries(at)esi-frankfurt.de 
  Tel: +49 (0)69 96769 501
Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society 
Deutschordenstr. 46
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Publication list (including many PDFs) and citation metrics from Google Scholar

Publication list and citation metrics from ISI


Mentors and Alumni:
NeuroTree

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.

Key publications

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, January 20, 2016. Link to fulltext

Bastos, A. M., Vezoli, J., Bosman, C. A., Schoffelen, J., Oostenveld, R., Dowdall, J. R., De Weerd, P., Kennedy, H., Fries, P. (2015) 85(2), 390-401. Visual Areas Exert Feedforward and Feedback Influences through Distinct Frequency Channels. Neuron. 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.018Link to publisher's page with fulltext

Fries, P. (2015) Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence. Neuron 88(1), 220-235. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2015.09.034 Link to fulltext

Landau, A., Schreyer, M., Van Pelt, S., Fries, P. (2015) Distributed Attention Is Implemented through Theta-Rhythmic Gamma Modulation. Current Biology. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.048 Link to fulltext and Link to fulltext on publishers's website

Vinck, M., Womelsdorf, T., Buffalo, E. A., Desimone, R., Fries, P. (2013) Attentional Modulation of Cell-Class-Specific Gamma-Band Synchronization in Awake Monkey Area V4. Neuron 80(4), 1077-1089. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2013.08. Link to fulltext

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. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2012.06.037 Link to fulltext