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The Mathematics of Seizures

Doctoral student Roxana Contreras built mathematical models to simulate synchronization in seizures. “That might give you some idea of the underlying mechanisms causing all of this activity,” Bahar explains. From this research her team concluded that an increase in synchronization occurs during seizures. Such information could lead to the development of an implantable device to help regulate synchronization in epilepsy patients.

The Physics of Seizures

Sonya Bahar
Associate Professor, Biophysics
UM St. Louis

By Brittany Barr