Urs Ribary

Professor
BC Leadership Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Area of Study: Cognitive & Neural Sciences (primary), Developmental, Clinical Sciences
  • Email: ura@sfu.ca
  • Tel: 778-782-3791
  • Office: RCB 6241
  • Personal site: http://www.bcni-sfu.net/

Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience brain imaging: non-invasive structural/functional brain imaging; brain network analysis, oscillation dynamics, distributed network functional connectivity; underlying neuronal diagnostic marker development related to cognitive alterations/clinical diseases (therapeutic interventions). 

Selected Publications

Ribary U; Lichtensteiger W. "Effects of acute and chronic prenatal nicotine treatment on central catecholamine systems of male and female rat fetuses and offspring". Journal of pharmacology & experimental therapeutics. 1989; 248: 786. 

Ribary U; Ioannides AA; Singh KD; Hasson R; Bolton JP; Lado F; Mogilner A; Llinas R. "Magnetic field tomography of coherent thalamocortical 40-Hz oscillations in humans". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1991; 88: 11037.



Ribary U; Llinas R; Lado F; Mogilner A; Jagow R; Nomura M; Lopez L. "The spatial and temporal organization of the 40Hz response in human brain" IN: Biomagnetism : clinical aspects New York : Excerpta Medica, 1992. 1992; 159.



Mogilner A; Grossman JA; Ribary U; Joliot M; Volkmann J; Rapaport D; Beasley RW; Llinas RR. "Somatosensory cortical plasticity in adult humans revealed by magnetoencephalography". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1993; 90: 3593.



Llinas R; Ribary U. "Coherent 40-Hz oscillation characterizes dream state in humans". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1993; 90: 2078.



Llinas R; Ribary U. "Perception as an oneiric-like state modulated by the senses" IN: Large-scale neuronal theories of the brain Cambridge MA : MIT Press, 1994. 1994; 111.



Llinas R; Ribary U; Joliot M; Wang XJ. "Content and context in temporal thalamocortical binding" IN: Temporal coding in the brain Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1994. 1994; 251.



Joliot M; Ribary U; Llinas R. "Human oscillatory brain activity near 40 Hz coexists with cognitive temporal binding". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1994; 91: 11748.



Volkmann J; Joliot M; Mogilner A; Ioannides AA; Lado F; Fazzini E; Ribary U; Llinas R. "Central motor loop oscillations in parkinsonian resting tremor revealed by magnetoencephalography". Neurology. 1996; 46: 1359.



Rezai AR; Hund M; Kronberg E; Zonenshayn M; Cappell J; Ribary U; Kall B; Llinas R; Kelly PJ. "The interactive use of magnetoencephalography in stereotactic image-guided neurosurgery". Neurosurgery. 1996; 39: 92.



Plum F; Schiff N; Ribary U; Llinas R. "Coordinated expression in chronically unconscious persons". Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological sciences. 1998; 353: 1929.



Llinas RR; Ribary U. "Temporal conjunction in thalamocortical transactions". Advances in neurology. 1998; 77: 95.



Llinas R; Ribary U; Contreras D; Pedroarena C. "The neuronal basis for consciousness". Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological sciences. 1998; 353: 1841.



Schiff N; Ribary U; Plum F; Llinas R. "Words without mind". Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 1999; 11: 650.




Ribary U; Cappell J; Mogilner A; Hund-Georgiadis M; Kronberg E; Llinas R. "Functional imaging of plastic changes in the human brain". Advances in neurology. 1999; 81: 49.



Llinas RR; Ribary U; Jeanmonod D; Kronberg E; Mitra PP . "Thalamocortical dysrhythmia: A neurological and neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by magnetoencephalography". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1999; 96: 15222.


Lopes da Silva F; Basar F; van Dijk B; Narici L; Pantev C; Ribary U; Salenius S. "Oscillatory brain activities" IN: Biomag 96 New York: Springer, 2000. 2000; 904.



Llinas R; Ribary U; Jeanmonod D; Cancro R; Kronberg E; Schulman JJ; Zonenshayn M; Magnin M; Morel A; Siegemund M. "Thalamocortical dysrhythmia I: Functional and imaging aspects". Thalamus & related systems. 2001; 1: 237.



Llinas R; Ribary U. "Consciousness and the brain. The thalamocortical dialogue in health and disease". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2001; 929: 166.



Schiff ND; Ribary U; Moreno DR; Beattie B; Kronberg E; Blasberg R; Giacino J; McCagg C; Fins JJ; Llinas R; Plum F. "Residual cerebral activity and behavioural fragments can remain in the persistently vegetative brain". Brain. 2002; 125: 1210.




Jeanmonod D; Schulman J; Ramirez R; Cancro R; Lanz M; Morel A; Magnin M; Siegemund M; Kronberg E; Ribary U; Llinas R. "Neuropsychiatric thalamocortical dysrhythmia: surgical implications". Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 2003; 14: 251.



Ribary U. "Dynamics of thalamo-cortical network oscillations and human perception". Progress in brain research. 2005; 150: 127.


Virji-Babul N, Moiseev A, Cheung T, Weeks D, Cheyne D, Ribary U. Changes in Mu rhythm during action observation and execution in adults with Down syndrome: Implications for action representation. Neurosci. Lett., 436, 177-180, 2008.

Cheung, T, Wong, J, Parameswaran, A, Babul, A, Beg, F, Kavanagh, KL, Jirasek, A, and Ribary, U. A Scanner Independent Approach to Modeling Neural Activity with a Hardware Phantom. In: Biomagnetism: Interdisciplinary Research and Exploration; R.Kakigi, K.Yokosawa, S.Kuriki, eds, Hokkaido University Press, pp: 89-91, 2008.

Virji-Babul N, Moiseev A, Cheung T, Weeks D, Cheyne D, and Ribary U. Spatial-temporal dynamics of cortical activity underlying reaching and grasping. Hum. Brain Mapp., 31,160-171, 2010.

Virji-Babul N, Moiseev A, Cheung T, Weeks D, Cheyne D, and Ribary U. Neural mechanisms underlying action observation in adults with Down syndrome. Am. J. Intellect. Dev. Disabil., 115, 113-127, 2010.

Doesburg, SM, Herdman AT, Ribary U, Cheung T, Moiseev A, Weinberg H, Liotti M, Weeks D, Grunau RE. Long-range synchronization and local desynchronization of alpha oscillations during visual short-term memory retention in children. Exp. Brain Res., 4, 719-727, 2010.

Doesburg, S, Ribary, U, Herdman, AT, Cheung, T, Moiseev, A, Weinberg, H, Whitfield, MF, Synnes, A, Liotti, M, Weeks, D, Grunau, RE. Altered long-range phase synchronization and cortical activation in children born very preterm. In: S. Supek and A. Sušac (Eds.), Advances in Biomagnetism – BIOMAG2010, IFMBE Proceedings, 28, 250-253, 2010.

Cheung, T, Kavanagh, KL, Ribary, U. A new technique for magnetic nanoparticle imaging using magnetoencephalography frequency data. In: S. Supek and A. Sušac (Eds.), Advances in Biomagnetism – BIOMAG2010, IFMBE Proceedings, 28, 443-446, 2010.

Sun W, Mosieev A, Beg F, Ribary U, Virji-Babul N. Cortical dynamics underlying the visual perception of stationary and moving stimuli. In: S. Supek and A. Sušac (Eds.), Advances in Biomagnetism – BIOMAG2010, IFMBE Proceedings, 28, 282-285, 2010.

Moiseeva N, Mosieev A, Lott I, Haier R, Head K, Ribary, U. and Virji-Babul, N,. Brain network connectivity dynamics during voluntary finger movement in right handed adults with Down Syndrome: Evidence for contralateral and ipsilateral dominance. In: S. Supek and A. Sušac (Eds.), Advances in Biomagnetism – BIOMAG2010, IFMBE Proceedings, 28, 393-396, 2010.

Stephen JM, Braeutigam S, Furlong PL, Ribary U, Roberts TPL, and Virji-Babul N. Pediatric CNS Pathophysiology. In: S. Supek and A. Sušac (Eds.), Advances in Biomagnetism – BIOMAG2010, IFMBE Proceedings, 28, 242–245, 2010.

Jan JE, Reiter RJ, Bax MCO, Ribary U, Freeman RD and Wasdell MB. Long-term sleep disturbances in children: A cause of neuronal loss. Eur. J. Paediatr. Neurol., 14, 380-390, 2010.

Jan JE, Ribary U, Wong PKH, Reiter RJ, Bax MCO and Wasdell MB.  Cerebral modulation of circadian sleep-wake rhythms. J.Clin. Neurophysiol., 28, 165-169, 2011.

Jan JE, Reiter RJ, Wong PK, Bax MC, Ribary U, and Wasdell MB. Melatonin has membrane receptor-independent hypnotic action on neurons: an hypothesis. J. Pineal Res., 50, 233-240, 2011.

Doesburg SM, Ribary U, Herdman AT, Miller SP, Poskitt KJ, Moiseev A, Whitfield MF, Synnes A and Grunau RE. Altered long-range alpha-band synchronization during visual short-term memory retention in children born very preterm. Neuroimage, 54, 2330-2339, 2011.

Doesburg SM, Ribary U, Herdman AT, Moiseev A, Cheung T, Miller SP, Poskitt KJ, Weinberg H, Whitfield MF, Synnes A and Grunau RE. Magnetoencephalography reveals slowing of resting peak oscillatory frequency in children born very preterm. Pediatr. Res., 70, 171-176, 2011.

Virji-Babul N, Moiseev A, Moiseeva N, Sun W, Ribary U, and Lott I. Altered brain dynamics during voluntary movement in individuals with Down syndrome, NeuroReport, 22, 358-364, 2011.

Virji-Babul N, Moiseev A, Sun W, Fesharaki A, Beg F, and Ribary U. Dynamics of oscillatory changes associated with the perception of human motion, NeuroReport, 23, 793–798, 2012.

Illes J., Stoessl J, Ribary U, Lee G, Byram A, Mizgalewicz A, and Owen A. Revisiting clinical and ethical responsivity to the management of patients in vegetative states. Comments: American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 2012.

Doesburg SM, Chau CM, Cheung T, Moiseev A, Ribary U, Herdman AT, Miller SP, Cepeda IL, Synnes A and Grunau RE. Neonatal pain-related stress, functional cortical activity and visual-perceptual abilities in schoolage children born at extremely low gestational age. Pain, 152, 1946-1952, 2013.

Doesburg SM, Moiseev A, Herdman AT, Ribary U and Grunau RE. Region-specific slowing of alpha oscillations is associated with visual-perceptual abilities in children born very preterm. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:791, 2013.  (doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00791)

Bedo N, Ribary U, and Ward LM. Fast dynamics of cortical functional and effective connectivity during word reading. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88940, 2014.   (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088940)

Ribary U, Doesburg SM, and Ward LM. Thalamocortical network dynamics: A framework for typical/atypical cortical oscillations and connectivity. In: Magnetoencephalography – From Signals to Dynamic Cortical Networks, S.Supek and CJ. Aine, eds, Springer Verlag Heidelberg, pp. 429-450, 2014.

Moiseev A, Doesburg SM, Herdman AT, Ribary U, Grunau R. Altered network oscillations and functional connectivity dynamics in children born very preterm. Brain Topography, 28, 726-745, 2015.

Lee G, Byram AC, Owen AM, Ribary U, Stoessl J, Townson A, Stables C, and Illes J. Canadian perspectives on the clinical actionability of neuroimaging in disorders of consciousness. Can J. Neurol. Sci., 42, 96-105, 2015.   (doi:10.1017/cjn.2015.8)

Moiseev A, Doesburg SM, Grunau R, and Ribary U. Minimum variance beamformer weights revisted. Neuroimage, 120, 201-213, 2015.

Doesburg SM, Ward LM, and Ribary U. The alpha-theta-gamma (ATG) switch: Toward unified principles of cortical processing. Curr. Trends Neurol., 9, 1-12, 2015.

Whitman JC, Takane Y, Cheung TPL, Moiseev A, Ribary U, Ward LM, Woodward TS. Acceptance of evidence-supported hypotheses generates a stronger signal from an underlying functionally-connected network. NeuroImage, 127, 215-226, 2016.

Illes J, Owen AM, Byram AC, Bach M, Boyd L, Chandler J, Fins JJ, Giacino JT, Gofton T, Lee G, Li DKB, Racine E, Rauscher A, Ribary U, Stables C, Stoessl J, Townson A, Whitehurst D (in alphabetical order).  Operationalizing Neuroimaging for Disorders of Consciousness: The Canadian Context. Can J. Neurol. Sci. (CJNS),  00, 1-3, 2016.    doi:10.1017/cjn.2015.395

Byram AC, Lee G, Owen AM, Ribary U, Stoessl J, Townson A, Illes J. Ethical and clinical considerations at the intersection of functional neuroimaging and disorders of consciousness: The experts weigh in., Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 25, 613-622, 2016.

Ribary U, Mackay AL, Rauscher A, Tipper CM, Giaschi D, Woodward TS, Sossi V, Doesburg SM, Ward LM, Herdman A, Hamarneh G, Booth BG, and Moiseev A.  Emerging neuroimaging technologies: Towards future personalized diagnostics, prognosis, targeted intervention and ethical challenges. In: Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future, J. Illes and S. Hossain, eds., Oxford University Press, pp.15-53, 2017.

Ribary U, Doesburg SM and Ward LM. Unified principles of thalamo-cortical processing: The neuronal switch. Biomed. Eng. Lett., 7, 229-235, 2017.      DOI: 10.1007/s13534-017-0033-4

Ribary U, and Ward LM. Synchronization and functional connectivity dynamics across TC-CC-CT networks: Implications for clinical symptoms and consciousness. In: Phenomenological Neuropsychiatry: Bridging the Clinic with Clinical Neuroscience, A.Mishara, ed., Springer Publisher, in press.

Benasich A and Ribary U. Manifestations and Mechanisms of Dynamic Brain Coordination over Development. MIT Press, in press.

 

Courses

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