Dr. Georgios Michalareas

Main Research Areas

    My research interests are focused in the thematic space of functional interactions between different human brain areas, using mainly neuroimaging (MEG/EEG) and human electrophysiology (ECOG/sEEG). I am very interested in the mechanisms that the brain employs in order to establish communication and synergy between and within its sub-networks, particularly through brain oscillations. Many areas of this thematic space remain largely undiscovered and that is where I aim my research. 

      Vita

      Education

      1999 - 2003 University of Southampton, UK PhD in Mathematical Modelling

      1998 - 1999 University of Surrey, UK Master of Science in Telecommunications 

      1994 - 1998 University of Liverpool, UK Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Electronics 

      Career 

      2015 - to date Senior Research Fellow (with Prof. David Poeppel), Department of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Germany 

      2011 - 2015 Research Fellow (with Prof. Pascal Fries), Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Germany 

      2008 - 2011 Research Fellow (with Prof. Joachim Gross), Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, University of Glasgow, UK 

      2007 - 2008 Lecturer on Analysis and Simulation of Dynamical Systems, National Airforce Academy of Greece 

      2006 - 2008 Modeller of Stock Market High Frequency Dynamics, Agorametrica (In Collaboration with Prof. D. Farmer from Santa Fe Institute) 

      2003 - 2005 Modeller of real-time forecasting of ionospheric disturbances over Europe for the European Digital Upper Atmosphere Server (DIAS), NAtional Obserbatory of Athens, Greece 

      Publications

      Brain to Brain Synchrony During Real World Dynamic Group Interactions - A Classroom EEG Study. Dikker S.*, Wan L.*, Davidesco I., Kaggen L., Oostrik M., McClintock J., Rowland J., Michalareas G., Van Bavel J., Ding M., Poeppel D. Current Biology, Volume 27, Issue 9, 2017, Pages 1375-1380 (* equally contributing)

      Michalareas, G., Vezoli, J., van Pelt, S., Schoffelen, J.-M., Kennedy, H., & Fries, P. (2016). Alpha-Beta and Gamma Rhythms Subserve Feedback and Feedforward Influences among Human Visual Cortical Areas. Neuron, 89(2), 384-397. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.018

      Larson-Prior, L. J., Oostenveld, R., Della Penna, S., Michalareas, G., Prior, F., Babajani-Feremi, A., Schoffelen, J.-M., Marzetti, L., de Pasquale, F., Di Pompeo, F., Stout, J., Woolrich, M., Luo, Q., Bucholz, R., Fries, P., Pizzella, V., Romani, G.L., Corbetta, M. & Snyder, A. Z. (2013). Adding dynamics to the Human Connectome Project with MEG. NeuroImage, 80, 190-201. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.056

      Michalareas, G., Schoffelen, J.-M., Paterson, G., & Gross, J. (2013). Investigating causality between interacting brain areas with multivariate autoregressive models of MEG sensor data. Human Brain Mapping, 34(4), 890-913. doi:10.1002/hbm.21482

      Van Essen, D. C., Ugurbil, K., Auerbach, E., Barch, D., Behrens, T. E. J., Bucholz, R., Chang, A., Chen, L., Corbetta, M., Curtiss, S. W., Della Penna, S., Feinberg, D., Glasser, M. F., Harel, N., Heath, A. C., Larson-Prior, L., Marcus, D., Michalareas, G., Moeller, S., Oostenveld, R., Petersen, S. E., Prior, F., Schlaggar, B. L., Smith, S. M., Snyder, A. Z., Xu, J. & Yacoub, E. (2012). The Human Connectome Project: A data acquisition perspective. NeuroImage, 62(4), 2222-2231. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.018

       

      Awards & Grants

      Awards & Grants

      2017 Kavli Fellowship - Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Santa Barbara, United States 

      2011-2015 Stipendium / Research scholarship to work in the Human Connectome Project, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt am Main, Germany