September 2008
30 August 2012

Years 2-4

1 October 2009 - 30 August 2012
ED 158
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Electromagnetic signature of human cortical dynamics during wakefulness and sleep

The thesis abstract is available here


Recruited as research scientist at the New England Complex Systems Institute, Cambridge.

Year 1

Biographie / Publications

ENP graduate Nima Dehghani has explored the presence of self-organized critical states in cat, monkey and human brains. He evaluated whether or not such states are present during wakefulness, slow-wave sleep, and REM sleep. After analyzing recordings from high-density electrode arrays and local field potentials, he did not find clear evidence for power-law scaling and self-organized critical states. For more details, check out the article:

Dehghani N, et al. Avalanche analysis from multielectrode ensemble recordings in cat, monkey and human cerebral cortex during wakefulness and sleep. Front Physiol. 2012.