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Epilepsy as a Dynamic Disease / Edition 1

Epilepsy as a Dynamic Disease / Edition 1

by John Milton, Peter Jung


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The first book to bring together experts in epilepsy, bio-engineering and dynamical systems theory, to discuss the possibility of treating epilepsy by controlling mechanisms that cause seizures. It includes a unique reference database with more than 1000 references, including hard-to-access references in the Russian literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540427629
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 01/17/2003
Series: Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

As a young student, John Milton (1608-1674) dreamed of bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous Paradise Lost, now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Paradise Lost has inspired generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets to the books of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Table of Contents

1 Medically Intractable Epilepsy.- 2 Insights into Seizure Propagation from Axonal Conduction Times.- 3 Dynamic Epileptic Systems Versus Static Epileptic Foci?.- 4 Neuroglia, the Other Brain Cells.- 5 The Electroencephalogram (EEG): A Measure of Neural Synchrony.- 6 Electrocorticographic Coherence Patterns of Epileptic Seizures.- 7 Synchronization of Synaptically-Coupled Neural Oscillators.- 8 Controling Neural Synchrony with Periodic and Aperiodic Stimuli.- 9 Modeling Pattern Formation in Excitable Media: The Legacy of Norbert Wiener.- 10 Are Cardiac Waves Relevant to Epileptic Wave Propagation?.- 11 Pattern Formation in the Microbial World: Dictyostelium Discoideum.- 12 Predicting Epileptic Seizures.- 13 Comparison of Methods for Seizure Detection.- 14 Direct Deep Brain Stimulation: First Steps Towards the Feedback Control of Seizures.- 15 Seizure Control Using Feedback and Electric Fields.- 16 Aborting Seizures with a Single Stimulus: The Case for Multistability.- 17 Unstable Periodic Orbits (UPOs) and Chaos Control in Neural Systems.- 18 Prospects for Building a Therapeutic Cortical Stimulator.- 19 Brain Defibrillators: Synopsis, Problems and Future Directions.- Color Plates.- References.

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