Fries Lab

Neuronal synchronization's mechanisms, its consequences and its cognitive functions.

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

Rohenkohl, G., Bosman, C. A.,Fries, P. (2018) Gamma Synchronization between V1 and V4 Improves Behavioral Performance. Neuron 100(4), 953-963 e953. DOI

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

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. DOI Postprint

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. DOI Postprint

Fries, P. (2015) Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence. Neuron 88(1), 220-235. DOI Postprint

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. DOI Postprint

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. DOI Postprint

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. DOI Postprint