Alexander Zhigalov

  Alexander Yu. Zhigalov

   Ph.D. in Psychophysiology, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2009
   thesis: "A study of human EEG alpha activity dynamics in the brain computer interface loop"
   advisor: Prof. A.Ya.Kaplan

   M.S. in Engineering (Telecommunications), Vyatka State University, Russia, 2006
   "A study of methods of Independent Component Analysis for image denoising"

   Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Research interests

  • Resting-state fMRI and EEG data analysis
  • Brain-computer interface as experimental paradigm
  • Real-time EEG processing


  • Kaplan A.Ya., Zhigalov A.Yu. The dynamic of human EEG alpha-activity in the loop of brain - computer interface during trigger photo stimulation. Bulletin of Siberian Medicine 2010; 2(2):7-11. (In Russian)
  • Shishkin S.L., Ganin I.P., Basyul I.A., Zhigalov A.Y., Kaplan A.Y. N1 wave in the P300 BCI is not sensitive to the physical characteristics of stimuli. J Integr Neurosci. 2009; 8(4):471-85.
  • Zhigalov A.Yu., Kaplan A.Ya. Operant conditioning of alpha patterns in human EEG using affective reinforcing stimulation. Psychophysiology. 2009; 46 (1): 85.
  • Kaplan A.Ya., Levichkina E.V., Zhigalov A.Yu. Interhemispheric EEG asymmetries of ERP old/new effects in visual perception of simple nonverbal stimuli. Psychophysiology. 2009; 46 (1): 45.
  • Zhigalov A.Yu., Pianova A.A., Kaplan A.Ya. Statistical structure of EEG alpha-waves in adolescence with schizophrenic spectrum disorders and agematch normals. Int J Psychophysiol. 2008; 69 (3): P. 256.
  • Zhigalov A.Yu., Kaplan A.Ya. Adaptive photic stimulation as experimental model of asynchronous brain computer interface. XV International conference of neurocybernetics. Rostov-on-Don, 2009 Oct; p.13-17. (In Russian)
  • Zhigalov A.Yu., Kaplan A.Ya. Specific of operant conditioning of alpha activity in human EEG using affective reinforcing stimulation. All-Russian theoretical and practical conference “Quantitative EEG and neurotherapy”. St. Petersburg, 2009 Apr; p. 22. (In Russian)
  • Kaplan A.Ya., Zhigalov A.Yu. Adaptive photic stimulation based on Brain computer interface paradigm. All-Russian theoretical and practical conference “Quantitative EEG and neurotherapy”. St. Petersburg, 2007 Oct; p. 129-130. (In Russian)
  • Zhigalov A. Using Independent Component Analysis for narrow band interference suppression in DS-CDMA systems. All-Russian scientific and technical conference “Science- manufacturing-technology-ecology”. 2006 Mar; vol. 1, p. 269-272. (In Russian)


  • Ski, roller-skate, fishing

Last updated: May 25, 2010.

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