Use of Temporal Attributes in Detection of Functional Areas in Basal Ganglia

  • Konrad A. CiecierskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11309)


Basal ganglia are a target for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in various neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or Dystonia. Due to the complex excitatory and inhibitory interactions between various components of basal ganglia, it is often as much important to stimulate certain regions as it is not to stimulate others. Such is the case in DBS surgery for PD where the goal is the stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus (STN) while the Substantia Nigra Pars reticulata (SNr) should not be stimulated. In this paper it is shown that use of temporal attributes extracted from microrecordings acquired during DBS procedure not only allows for better detection of the STN itself but also helps to prevent false positive identification of the SNr recordings as the STN ones.


DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) STN (Subthalamic Nucleus) SNr (Substantia Nigra Pars reticulata) Teamporal fatures Classification Random Forest SVM Decision support system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research and Academic Computer NetworkWarsawPoland

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