Epilepsy as a Dynamic Disease

  • John Milton
  • Peter Jung

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics Series book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. J. Milton
    Pages 1-14
  3. S. A. Chkhenkeli, J. Milton
    Pages 25-36
  4. P. Jung, A. H. Cornell-Bell, A. deGrauw, R. Strawsburg
    Pages 37-49
  5. V. L. Towle, F. Ahmad, M. Kohrman, K. Hecox, S. Chkhenkeli
    Pages 69-81
  6. P. C. Bressloff, S. Coombes
    Pages 83-114
  7. Robert Savit
    Pages 213-235
  8. K. K. Jerger, T. I. Netoff, J. T. Francis, T. Sauer, L. Pecora, S. L. Weinstein et al.
    Pages 237-247
  9. B. J. Gluckman, S. J. Schiff
    Pages 263-282
  10. M. L. Spano, W. L. Ditto, K. Dolan, F. Moss
    Pages 297-322
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 353-417

About this book


A "brain defibrillator" may be closer than we think. An epileptic seizure involves a paroxysmal change in the activity of millions of neurons. Feedback control of seizures would require an implantable device that could predict seizure occurrence and then deliver a stimulus to abort it. To examine the feasibility of building such a device, this text brings together experts in epilepsy, bio-engineering, and dynamical systems theory. Topics include the development of epileptic systems, seizure prediction, neural synchronization, wave phenomena in excitable media, and the control of complex neural dynamics using brief electrical stimuli.


Control Defibrillator Excitable Media Prediction Radiologieinformationssystem Synchronization brain dynamics electroencephalography (EEG) epilepsy neurons

Editors and affiliations

  • John Milton
    • 1
  • Peter Jung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Quantitative BiologyOhio UniversityAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07665-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05048-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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