Mechanisms of seizure occurrence and electrical seizure suppression

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
hippocampus neurostimulation epilepsy
Project description

This research proposal investigates mechanisms involved in 1. paroxysmal seizure occurrence and 2. electrical seizure suppression by means of 1. long-term intracranial evoked potential recording and 2. intraoperative single unit recording. This will be performed in patients in whom hippocampal electrode placement is indicated for epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. Our findings may provide rational guidance of electrical suppression of seizure activity.