Epileptogenic systems: from neocortical sources to scalp EEG signals

Conference: NDES 2012 - Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems
07/11/2012 - 07/13/2012 at Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Proceedings: NDES 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Cosandier-Rimélé, Delphine; Wendling, Fabrice (LTSI – INSERM UMR 1099, University of Rennes, 35042 Rennes, France)

In this study, we modelled the EEG signals recorded from the scalp when rapid discharges (in the γ band) are generated in the neocortex. Using computer simulations, we examined the ‘observability’ of these rapid discharges: under what conditions (related to the spatiotemporal configuration of the underlying cortical sources) and to what extent are they visible in simulated signals? We could identify some of the factors that may facilitate or impair the recording of rapid discharges in scalp EEG, which constitute an essential marker of brain regions involved at the onset of seizures in partial epilepsies.