Teams of data scientists use crowdsourcing to analyze recordings of electrical activity in the brains of people and dogs before and during seizures.
Seizures originate from an excess of excitatory over inhibitory neural activity in confined regions of the brain, and spread only when they overcome strong inhibitory activity in surrounding regions.
Researchers report sticking to a very low carb diet could potentially help to improve mental function in those with Kabuki syndrome, a rare, inherited disease.
A new paper looks at the controversial use of electroconvulsive therapy over the years to treat depression.
Following a seizure, deltaFosB remains in the hippocampus for an extensive period of time. Researchers believe this may contribute to memory loss and other cognitive deficits.
CBD, which is a major phytocannabinoid constituent of cannabis, has already shown to have anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic effects. The image is in the public domain.
A new study reports cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative, is effective at reducing seizure frequency in children and adults with treatment resistant epilepsy.
Researchers have identified monthly cycles of brain activity that are linked to seizures in people with epilepsy.
A new study challenges the belief that epileptic seizures can be predicted by brain wave patterns. Researchers report they have found no evidence that specific brain wave patterns can be a predictive indicator of seizure onset.