Dr Manfred Kitzbichler


Having a physics background, I am applying general concepts to the analysis of brain activation. This involves both fMRI and MEG, resting state as well as task related data. In particular I am interested in understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics in different brain states.

Network of 90 brain regions as nodes and edges between them according to connection strength.
Network of 90 brain regions as nodes and edges between them according to connection strength. See also http://sms.cam.ac.uk/collection/1587354
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Research Focus





graph theory

dynamic networks

Clinical conditions



Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Richard Bethlehem

Ed Bullmore

Paul Fletcher

Rik Henson

Victoria Leong

Ameera Patel

Manuel Schroeter

Matilde Vaghi

Petra Vertes

United Kingdom

Neil Harrison


Matti Hamalainen

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Kitzbichler MG, Khan S, Ganesan S, Vangel MG, Herbert MR, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T (2014), “Altered Development and Multifaceted Band-Specific Abnormalities of Resting State Networks in Autism.” Biol Psychiatry Details

    Kitzbichler MG, Henson RN, Smith ML, Nathan PJ, Bullmore ET (2011), “Cognitive effort drives workspace configuration of human brain functional networks.” J Neurosci 31(22):8259-70 Details

    Kitzbichler MG, Smith ML, Christensen SR, Bullmore E (2009), “Broadband criticality of human brain network synchronization.” PLoS Comput Biol 5(3):e1000314 Details



    Khan S, Michmizos K, Tommerdahl M, Ganesan S, Kitzbichler MG, Zetino M, Garel KL, Herbert MR, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T (2015), “Somatosensory cortex functional connectivity abnormalities in autism show opposite trends, depending on direction and spatial scale.” Brain 138(Pt 5):1394-409 Details

    Kitzbichler MG, Bullmore ET (2015), “Power Law Scaling in Human and Empty Room MEG Recordings.” PLoS Comput Biol 11(5):e1004175 Details

    Schroeter MS, Charlesworth P, Kitzbichler MG, Paulsen O, Bullmore ET (2015), “Emergence of rich-club topology and coordinated dynamics in development of hippocampal functional networks in vitro.” J Neurosci 35(14):5459-70 Details


    Khan S, Lefèvre J, Baillet S, Michmizos KP, Ganesan S, Kitzbichler MG, Zetino M, Hämäläinen MS, Papadelis C, Kenet T (2014), “Encoding cortical dynamics in sparse features.” Front Hum Neurosci 8:338 Details


    Khan S, Gramfort A, Shetty NR, Kitzbichler MG, Ganesan S, Moran JM, Lee SM, Gabrieli JD, Tager-Flusberg HB, Joseph RM, Herbert MR, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T (2013), “Local and long-range functional connectivity is reduced in concert in autism spectrum disorders.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(8):3107-12 Details


    Lynall ME, Bassett DS, Kerwin R, McKenna PJ, Kitzbichler M, Muller U, Bullmore E (2010), “Functional connectivity and brain networks in schizophrenia.” J Neurosci 30(28):9477-87 Details


    Bullmore E, Barnes A, Bassett DS, Fornito A, Kitzbichler M, Meunier D, Suckling J (2009), “Generic aspects of complexity in brain imaging data and other biological systems.” Neuroimage 47(3):1125-34 Details

    Ooi C, Bullmore ET, Wink AM, Sendur L, Barnes A, Achard S, Aspden J, Abbott S, Yue S, Kitzbichler M, Meunier D, Maxim V, Salvador R, Henty J, Tait R, Subramaniam N, Suckling J (2009), “CamBAfx: Workflow Design, Implementation and Application for Neuroimaging.” Front Neuroinform 3:27 Details