Taufik A. Valiante

Taufik Valiante | Associate Professor
BSc, MD (Toronto), PhD (Toronto), FRCSC

Main Appointments

  • Staff Neurosurgeon, Scientist, Krembil Research Institute & Co-Director, Epilepsy Program, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
  • Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Affiliate Scientist, Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (TECHNA), University Health Network

Contact Information

Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street, 4W-436
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8 Canada

+1 416 603-5460 (office)
taufik.valiante@uhn.ca (email)
Neuron to Brain Laboratory (web)

Research Themes

Research Interests

I am interested in the mechanisms that generate cortical oscillations be they physiological or pathological (ie. epilepsy).  We use various recording techniques both in in vivo and in vitro, and computational techniques to understand the cellular relationships to oscillatory brain activity.

Select Publications

McGinn, R. J. and T. A. Valiante “Phase-amplitude coupling and interlaminar synchrony are correlated in human neocortex.” J Neurosci 34(48): 15923-30.

Micheli, C., D. Kaping, S. Westendorff, T. A. Valiante and T. Womelsdorf “Inferior-frontal cortex phase synchronizes with the temporal-parietal junction prior to successful change detection.” Neuroimage 119: 417-31.

Florez, C. M., R. J. McGinn, V. Lukankin, I. Marwa, S. Sugumar, J. Dian, L. N. Hazrati, P. L. Carlen, L. Zhang and T. A. Valiante “In vitro recordings of human neocortical oscillations.” Cereb Cortex 25(3): 578-97.

Hoffman, K. L., M. C. Dragan, T. K. Leonard, C. Micheli, R. Montefusco-Siegmund and T. A. Valiante “Saccades during visual exploration align hippocampal 3-8 Hz rhythms in human and non-human primates.” Front Syst Neurosci 7: 43.

Womelsdorf, T., S. Ardid, S. Everling and T. A. Valiante “Burst firing synchronizes prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex during attentional control.” Curr Biol 24(22): 2613-21.

Womelsdorf, T., T. A. Valiante, N. T. Sahin, K. J. Miller and P. Tiesinga “Dynamic circuit motifs underlying rhythmic gain control, gating and integration.” Nat Neurosci 17(8): 1031-9.

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