- Assistant Professor:Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
- Senior Research Fellow:Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience / Centre for Cognition & Decision Making
- Tommaso Fedele has been at HSE University since 2014.
Education and Degrees
Technical University of Berlin
Thesis Title: High-frequency electroencephalography (hf-EEG): Non-invasive detection of spike-related brain activity
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Awards and Accomplishments
2016 awarded poster prize at 12th European Congress on Epileptology, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 awarded poster prize at the Brain to Computer Interface Workshop, Berlin, Germany
- Article Fedele T., Ramantani G., Sarnthein J. High frequency oscillations as markers of epileptogenic tissue-End of the party? // Clinical Neurophysiology. 2019. Vol. 130. No. 5. P. 624-626. doi
- Article Hilfiker P., Sarnthein J., Fedele T. Persistent hippocampal neural firing and hippocampal-cortical coupling predict verbal working memory load // Science advances. 2019. Vol. 5. No. 3. P. eaav3687. doi
- Article Fedele T. Resection of high frequency oscillations predicts seizure outcome in the individual patient // Scientific Reports. 2017 doi
- Article Fedele T., Blagoveshchensky E., Nazarova M., Iscan Z., Moiseeva V., Nikulin V. Long-Range Temporal Correlations in the amplitude of alpha oscillations predict and reflect strength of intracortical facilitation: Combined TMS and EEG study // Neuroscience. 2016. Vol. 331. No. 7. P. 109-119. doi
E. Krugliakova, V. Klucharev, T. Fedele, A. Gorin, A. Kuznetsova, and A. Shestakova (2017) Correlation of cue-locked FRN and feedback-locked FRN in the auditory monetary incentive delay task. Exp Brain Res. 2018 Jan;236(1):141-151
T. Fedele*, S. Burnos*, N. Krayenbühl, T. Grunwald, and J. Sarnthein (2017) Resection of high frequency oscillations predicts seizure outcome in the individual patient. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 23;7(1):13836
T. Fedele, G. Ramantani, S. Burnos, P. Hilfiker, G. Curio, T. Grunwald, N. Krayenbühl, and J. Sarnthein (2017) Prediction of seizure outcome improved by fast ripples detected in low-noise intraoperative corticogram. Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 128, no. 7, pp. 1220–1226
T. Fedele, C. Schönenberger, G. Curio, C. Serra, N. Krayenbühl, and J. Sarnthein (2017) Intraoperative subdural low-noise EEG recording of the high frequency oscillation in the somatosensory evoked potential. Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 128, no. 10, pp. 1851–1857
T. Fedele, M. van ‘t Klooster, S. Burnos, W. Zweiphenning, N. van Klink, F. Leijten, M. Zijlmans, and J. Sarnthein (2016) Automatic detection of high frequency oscillations during epilepsy surgery predicts seizure outcome. Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 127, no. 9, pp. 3066–3074
T. Fedele, E. Blagovechtchenski, M. Nazarova, Z. Iscan, V. Moiseeva, and V. V. Nikulin (2016) Long-Range Temporal Correlations in the amplitude of alpha oscillations predict and reflect strength of intracortical facilitation: Combined TMS and EEG study. Neuroscience, vol. 331, pp. 109–119
S. Burnos*, T. Fedele*, O. Schmid, N. Krayenbühl, and J. Sarnthein (2016) Detectability of the somatosensory evoked high frequency oscillation (HFO) co-recorded by scalp EEG and ECoG under propofol. NeuroImage Clin., vol. 10, pp. 318–325
Z. Iscan, M. Nazarova, T. Fedele, E. Blagovechtchenski, and V. V. Nikulin (2016) Pre-stimulus Alpha Oscillations and Inter-subject Variability of Motor Evoked Potentials in Single- and Paired-Pulse TMS Paradigms. Front. Hum. Neurosci., vol. 10
G. Waterstraat*, T. Fedele*, M. Burghoff, H. J. Scheer, and G. Curio (2015) Recording human cortical population spikes non-invasively--An EEG tutorial. J. Neurosci. Methods, vol. 250, pp. 74–84
T. Fedele, H. J. Scheer, M. Burghoff, G. Curio, and R. Körber (2015) Ultra-low-noise EEG/MEG systems enable bimodal non-invasive detection of spike-like human somatosensory evoked responses at 1 kHz. Physiol. Meas., vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 357–68
G. Waterstraat, M. Burghoff, T. Fedele, V. Nikulin, H. J. Scheer, and G. Curio (2015) Non-invasive single-trial EEG detection of evoked human neocortical population spikes. Neuroimage, vol. 105, pp. 13–20
V. V. Nikulin*, T. Fedele*, J. Mehnert, A. Lipp, C. Noack, J. Steinbrink, and G. Curio (2014) Monochromatic Ultra-Slow (~0.1Hz) Oscillations in the human electroencephalogram and their elation to hemodynamics. Neuroimage, vol. 97, pp. 71–80
T. Fedele, H. J. Scheer, M. Burghoff, G. Waterstraat, V. Nikulin, and G. Curio (2013) Distinction between added-energy and phase-resetting mechanisms in non-invasively detected somatosensory evoked responses. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2013, pp. 1688–1691.
I. Hilschenz, R. Körber, H.-J. Scheer, T. Fedele, H.-H. Albrecht, A. Mario Cassará, S. Hartwig, L. Trahms, J. Haase, and M. Burghoff (2013) Magnetic resonance imaging at frequencies below 1 kHz. Magn. Reson. Imaging, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 171–7
T. Fedele, H. J. Scheer, G. Waterstraat, B. Telenczuk, M. Burghoff, and G. Curio (2012) Towards non-invasive multi-unit spike recordings: Mapping 1kHz EEG signals over human somatosensory cortex. Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 123, no. 12, pp. 2370–2376
G. Waterstraat, B. Telenczuk, M. Burghoff, T. Fedele, H. J. Scheer, and G. Curio (2012) Are high-frequency (600Hz) oscillations in human somatosensory evoked potentials due to phase-resetting phenomena? Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 123, no. 10, pp. 2064–2073
H. J. Scheer, T. Fedele, G. Curio, and M. Burghoff (2011) Extension of non-invasive EEG into the kHz range for evoked thalamocortical activity by means of very low noise amplifiers. Physiol. Meas., vol. 32, no. 12, pp. N73–N79
01.10.2018 - now Assistant professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Higher School of Economics - National Research University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
01.2018-10.2018 Postdoctoral researcher, University Hospital of Zurich, Neurosurgery Department.
Switzerland. Project: "High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) in scalp EEG".
01.2015 – 12.2017 Postdoctoral researcher, University Hospital of Zurich, Neurosurgery Department.
Switzerland. Project: "High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) as biomarkers for
epileptogenicity in patients with tumors and epilepsy".
09.2014 – 12.2014 Postdoctoral researcher, Center of High Cognition and Decision Making, Higher
School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia. Project: analysis of TMS-EEG
04.2009 – 02.2014 Research associate, Bernstein Focus for Neurotechnology Berlin (BFNT-B).
Germany. Project: ‘High – frequency electroencephalography (hf-EEG): An
emerging neurotechnology for noninvasive detection of spike related brain activity.’
01.2008 – 04.2009 Research associate Motor Neurophysiology Department, Santa Lucia Foundation,
Rome, Italy. Investigation of gravitational visuomotor processing using TMS and
01.2007 – 12.2007 Research associate, Mechanical Engineer Department, University of Tor Vergata,
Rome, Italy. Project: "Energy Management". Activity: development of an innovative
software for the energy optimization in industrial environment.
07.2006 – 09.2006 Software Engineer at Atmel, Rome, Italy.
Studium: 2000-2006, Universita’ degli Studi di Roma, Tor Vergata, Magister Dipl.-Ing. in Biomedical Engineering. Diploma Thesis: “A contacless passive sensor to monitor infant apnoea in real time”
PhD rer. Nat.: 2014, Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany. PhD thesis: “High-frequency electroencephalography (hf-EEG): Non-invasive detection of spike-related brain activity ”
Abrar Riaz has come to Moscow from Pakistan to study in theCognitive Sciences and Technologies: from Neuron to Cognition Master’s programme at HSE University. He was accepted to the programme through Russia’s Open Doors Scholarship Project. Abrar spoke with the HSE News Service about why he chose HSE University and what it was like to participate in the competition.