Dear visitor,

Welcome to my webpage.

On this site I provide information related to my research.

My research has since my B.sc. project been focused on development of new methods in the area of applied biophysics. I am, together with my colleagues in the Neuronal Oscillations and Cognition group (lead by Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen), developing theory and tools to explain the complex spatio-temporal dynamics of neuronal activity. My PhD. project  Novel biomarkers of memory: from model to cognition aimed to develop novel biomarkers of abnormal brainwaves based on computational models and experimental measurements from patients with Alzheimer’s disease. My Postdoc was on the project “Linking the major system markers for typical and atypical brain development: a multimodal imaging and spectroscopy study” supported by the Zürich Center for Integrative Human Physiology.

My projects have so far led to fourteen peer-reviewed publications:

  • Paradoxical Benzodiazepine Response: A Rationale for Bumetanide in Neurodevelopmental Disorders? Pediatrics 136(2), e539-e543, 2015;doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-4133 (Direct link to article)
  • Developmental changes in gamma-aminobutyric acid levels in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Translational Psychiatry  5, e589, 2015; doi:10.1038/tp.2015.79 (Direct link to article)
  • Subcortical Glutamate Mediates the Reduction of Short-Range Functional Connectivity with Age in a Developmental Cohort. Journal of Neuroscience,   35(22): 8433-8441, 2015; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4375-14.2015 (Direct link to article)
  • Age dependent electroencephalographic changes in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(8) 1626–1638, 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.12.118  (Direct link to article)
  • Integrative EEG biomarkers predict progression to Alzheimer’s disease at the MCI stage. Front. Aging Neurosci. 5:58, 2013 doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2013.00058 (More info|Direct link to article)
  • The Amsterdam Resting-State Questionnaire reveals multiple phenotypes of resting-state cognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 19 July 2013. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00446 (More info | Direct link to article)
  • Individual Differences in White Matter Diffusion Affect Sleep Oscillations.  J Neurosci. 33(1):227-233, 2013 (Direct link to article)
  • Detrended fluctuation analysis: A scale-free view on neuronal oscillations. Richard Hardstone, Simon-Shlomo Poil, Giuseppina Schiavone, Vadim V. Nikulin, Huibert D. Mansvelder and Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen, Frontiers in Fractal Physiology, 3:450. , 2012 (More Info| Direct link to article)
  • Coupling between resting cerebral perfusion and EEG.  Brain Topography, November;DOI:10.1007/s10548-012-0265-7 (2012)
  • External Drive to Inhibitory Cells Induces Alternating Episodes of High- and Low-Amplitude Oscillations, PLoS Comput Biol 8(8): e1002666, 2012 (More Info|Direct link to article)
  • Critical-state dynamics of avalanches and oscillations jointly emerge from balanced excitation/inhibition in neuronal networks, The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(29):9817-9823, 2012 (Direct link to article)
  • Fast network oscillations in vitro exhibit a slow decay of temporal auto-correlations, European Journal of Neuroscience,  34(3):394-403, 2011 (More Info | Direct link to article)
  • Altered temporal correlations in parietal alpha and prefrontal theta oscillations in early-stage Alzheimer disease. PNAS 106:1614-1619, 2009 (More InfoDirect link to article)
  • Avalanche dynamics of human brain oscillations: relation to critical branching processes and temporal correlations. Human Brain Mapping 29:770-777, 2008 (More Info | Direct link to article)

And to the development of the Neurophysiological Biomarker Toolbox (NBT)

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Enjoy your visit,

Simon-Shlomo Poil