Pinpointing the cause of epilepsy in the brain

Grant number: 1026367 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015



Drug-resistant epilepsy, which arises from areas of damaged brain surface, affects 20 million people. A major challenge is the accurate identification of the location of seizure origin. We will measure the brain's electrical activity (EEG) and changes in blood oxygenation (fMRI), and combine both using advanced mathematical techniques in order to non-invasively pinpoint damaged regions for targeted removal or implantation of a seizure control device.