Dr. Gianpaolo Demarchi

(I'm the young one in the pic :-) )


Office: NaWi, 2.059

Tel: +43 (0)662 80445135

email: gianpaolo DOT demarchi AT sbg DOT ac DOT at


Research Interests:

  • Signal processing and analysis methods
  • Novel applications of  the MEG technique                                                          (e.g. combined MEG-tES, MEG-CI, MEG-iEEG, etc.) 
  • Ongoing Brain Oscillations
  • Sensory processing


Short Bio


  • 09/2015 - now: MEG Physicist (Senior Scientist), MEG Unit @ Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNS) of the University of Salzburg (A)
  • 2008-2015: MEG Lab Manager, MEG Laboratory at the Center for Mind / Brain Sciences (CIMeC)  University  of Trento (I)
  • 2012-2013: Postdoc at the University of Konstanz (D) (Supervision: N. Weisz)
  • 2006-2007: Postdoc at the University of Trento (Supervision: M. Scotoni)
  • 2002-2006: PhD in Physics, University of Trento,  on "Spectroscopic investigation of collisional molecular alignment in supersonic beams expansion" (CNR PhD Grant, Supervision: M. Scotoni, S. Iannotta)
  • 1996-2002: MSc in Physics, University of Trento, with a thesis on "Design and first measurements of a tandem time-of-flight spectrometer for ion-neutral reaction studies" (Supervision: D. Bassi)


Recent Publications


  • Neuling, T., Ruhnau, P., Fusca, M., Demarchi, G., Herrmann, C.S, & Weisz, N.. "Friends, not foes: magnetoencephalography as a tool to uncover brain dynamics during transcranial alternating current stimulation." Neuroimage, 118: 406-413, (2015) -  dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.06.026  
  • Rusconi E; Tamè L; Furlan M; Haggard P; Demarchi G; Adriani M; Ferrari P; Braun C; Schwarzbach J, "Neural correlates of finger gnosis" J. Neurosci. , v. 2;34(27), (2014) - dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3119-13.2014
  • Weisz, N., Wühle, A., Monittola, G., Demarchi, G., Frey, J., Popov, T., Braun, C.,  "Prestimulus oscillatory power and connectivity patterns predispose conscious somatosensory perception."  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.  111, E417–25. (2014) - dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1317267111