Project

Vagal nerve stimulation and functional brain imaging in dogs with epilepsy

Duration
01 October 2009 → 01 May 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
functional brain imaging dog primary epilepsy signal analysis vagal nerve stimulation
 
Project description

The pathofysiology and classification of epilepsy in dogs will be studied by functional imaging and signal analysis of the brain. Furthermore, the workingmechanism and efficacity of vagal nerve stimulation will be investigated by using functional imaging and signal analysis in normal dogs and in dogs with epilepsy. Here the dog can function as a good model for human epilepsy.