Cortical Excitation In Migraine: Using Vision To Understand And Track Brain Excitability

Grant number: 1081874 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Migraine is a common neurological condition affecting approximately 15% of adults. Therapies are most effective if used early, yet many people are unable to predict their migraines or to recognize early signs. In addition to headache, key symptoms include abnormal visual and auditory experience. We propose that aspects of vision and hearing will vary systematically according to the current brain status. Our translational goal is to develop tests that allow individuals to better manage migraine.