Seizure Precursor Analysis
The objective of this research is to develop an automated methodology to map a network of epileptic brain tissue based upon the detection and statistical analysis of irregular electrographic discharges that occur interictally/preictally. Epilepsy literature hypothesizes that electrode sites that consistently exhibit a large measure of particular irregular discharges may represent the epileptic network, which is actually clusters of unhealthy neurons throughout the brain. Tools that map the epileptic network and track its progression would aid physicians in studying the evolution of epileptic activity from the intermittent discharges to seizures so that the mechanisms responsible for generating seizures could be better comprehended. In turn, doctors can provide the most effective therapy to control or terminate epilepsy, improving millions of lives worldwide.