Description of Research Expertise:
I am in interested in assessing the functional significance of cortical oscillations in children using magnetoencephalography (MEG). Increasingly, I am using a multimodal approach where cortical oscillations are interpreted in the context of associated structural (MRI) and molecular (MRS GABA) measures. Results from normative developmental studies are used to detail age dependent change as well as for the interpretation of clinical findings in paediatric populations such as Autism, Friedreich Ataxia and Epilepsy.
Recent work also has focused on somatosensory and motor plasticity following bilateral hand transplantation.
: Magnetoencephalography and the infant brain NeuroImage
189 : 445-458,2019.
Naeije, G., Marty, B., Bourguignon, M., Wens, V., Jousmaki, V., Lynch, D., Gaetz, W., Hari, R., Pandolfo, M., Xavier P De Tiège: Evidence for genetically determined degeneration of proprioceptive tracts in Friedreich ataxia
NEUROLOGY (In Press) : 2019.
Gaetz W, Rhodes E, Bloy L, Blaskey L, Jackel CR Brodkin ES, Waldman A, Embick D, Hall S, Roberts TP.: Evaluating motor cortical oscillations and age-related change in autism spectrum disorder NeuroImage : 2019.
Blohm G, Alikhanian H, Gaetz W, Goltz HC, DeSouza JF, Cheyne DO, and Crawford JD: Neuromagnetic signatures of the spatiotemporal transformation for manual pointing NeuroImage (in press) : 2019.
Edgar JC, Dipiero M, McBridea E, Green HL, Berman J, Ku M, Liu S, Blaskey L, Kuschner E, Airey M, Ross JL, Bloy L, Kim M, Koppers S, Gaetz W, Roberts TPL: Abnormal maturation of the resting-state peak alpha frequency in children with autism spectrum disorder Human Brain Mapping : (in press),2019.
Hillebrand A, Gaetz W, Furlong PF, Gouw AA, Stam CJ: Editorial in Clinical Neurophysiology for the clinical MEG guidelines by Hari et al.: IFCN-endorsed practical guidelines for clinical magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Practical guidelines for clinical magnetoencephalography – Another step towards best practice
Clinical Neurophysiology 129 (8): 1709-1711,2018.
Rhodes E, Marsden J, Gaetz W, Hall, S.: Transient alpha and beta synchrony underlies preparatory
recruitment of directional motor networks Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 30 (6): 867-875,2018.
R Ishii, RD Pascual-Marqui, L Canuet, J Xiang, WC Gaetz: New insights on Basic and Clinical Aspects of EEG and MEG connectome
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5 (12): 232,2018.
Gaetz W, Kilaru Kessler S, Roberts, TPL, Berman J, Levy T, Hsia M, Humpl D, Schwartz ES, Amaral S, Chang B, Levin S.: Massive cortical reorganization is reversible following bilateral transplants of the hands: Evidence from the first bilateral pediatric hand transplant patient. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 5 (1): 92-97,2018.
Rhodes E, Kharko A, Gaetz W, Hall S: Post-movement beta rebound inhibits future movement
International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, Canada 32 ((suppl 2).): 2017.