Dr. Frauscher's Lab for Analytical Neurophysiology seeks to employ a variety of quantifiable tools in order to shed light on neurophysiological and pathological processes    


We are currently looking for excellent Ph.D. students and Post-Docs to join our lab see information here.


lab’s research interest


Sleep and epilepsy

 Investigation of the important interactions between sleep and epilepsy.

Seizure-independent EEG

Development of novel seizure-independent EEG markers for the epileptogenic zone in order to achieve a more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy.

Intracranial EEG to study the brain

The use of invasive intracranial EEG to study brain physiology during wakefulness and sleep in order to better delineate normal from abnormal brain activity. Our ultimate goal is to improve the care of people with epilepsy.














Key Publications:

Frauscher B, von Ellenrieder N, Zelmann R, Rogers C, Nguyen DK, Kahane P, Dubeau F, Gotman J. High-frequency oscillations are common in eloquent cortical areas: region-specific normative values. Ann Neurol 2018 in press.

Frauscher B, von Ellenrieder N, Zelmann R, Dolezalova I, Minotti L, Olivier A, Hall J, Hoffmann D, Nguyen DK, Kahane P, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Atlas of the normal intracranial electroencephalogram: Neurophysiological awake activity in different cortical areas. Brain 2018;141:1130-44.

Frauscher B, von Ellenrieder N, Dubeau Francois, Gotman J. EEG Desynchronization during Phasic REM Sleep suppresses Interictal Epileptic Activity in Humans. Epilepsia 2016;57:879-88.

Frauscher B, Bernasconi N, Caldairou B, von Ellenrieder N, Bernasconi A, Gotman J, Dubeau F. Interictal hippocampal spiking influences the occurrence of hippocampal sleep spindles. Sleep 2015;38:1927-33.

Frauscher B, von Ellenrieder N, Ferrari-Marinho T, Avoli M, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Facilitation of epileptic activity is mediated by high amplitude slow waves. Brain 2015;138:1629-41.

Frauscher B, von Ellenrieder N, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Scalp spindles are associated with widespread intracranial activity with unexpectedly low synchrony. NeuroImage 2015;105:1-12.

Mitterling T, Högl B, Schoenwald SV, Hackner H, Gabelia D, Biermayr M, Frauscher B. Sleep and respiration in 100 healthy Caucasian sleepers: a polysomnographic study according to AASM standards. Sleep 2015;38:867-75.

Frauscher B, Gabelia D, Biermayr M, Stefani A, Hackner H, Mitterling T, Poewe W, Högl B. Validation of an integrated software for the detection of REM sleep behavior disorder. Sleep 2014,37:1663-71.

Frauscher B, Gabelia D, Mitterling T, Biermayr M, Bregler D, Ehrmann L, Ulmer H, Högl B. Motor events during healthy sleep: A quantitative polysomnographic study. Sleep 2014;37:736-73.

Frauscher B, Iranzo A, Gaig C, Gschliesser V, Guaita M, Raffelseder V, Ehrmann L, Sola N, Salamero M, Tolosa E, Poewe W, Santamaria J, Högl B for the SINBAR (Sleep Innsbruck Barcelona) group. Normative values during REM sleep for the diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder. Sleep 2012;35:835-47.



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