Scheda di Offerta Tesi

Titolo (provvisorio): Criticality in different conscious states

Relatore/i: Arnulfo Gabriele E-mail:
Indirizzo: Tel.:

Motivazione e campo di applicazione
Over the last decade, numerous signatures of criticality have been identified in brain activity. Some of the most striking examples are the probability distributions of size and duration for intermittent spontaneous activity bursts during ongoing activity in the cortex. Recently it has been observed that avalanches dynamics are modulated during sleep stages.

Obiettivi generali e principali attività
The thesis aims at extensively investigating the characteristics of neuronal avalanches in the human brain at different conscious states. The candidates will analyse intra-cranial data from epileptic patients recorded in 5 different conditions (wakefulness, 2 NREM and 2 REM stages).
The thesis requires the construction of advanced processing pipeline for the estimation of avalanche distributions and long-range temporal correlations on intra-cerebral data.

Obiettivi di apprendimento (strumenti tecnici e analitici, metodologie sperimentali)
The candidates will learn about self-organized criticality concepts and how to analyse SEEG data to characterize the dynamical properties of neuronal avalanches.

Luogo/i in cui si svolgerà il lavoro: DIBRIS – Università di Genova Neuroscience Centre – University of Helsinki, Finland

Informazioni aggiuntive

Numero massimo di studenti: 1

Supporto finanziario/borse di studio: ERASMUS+

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