Control of epileptic seizures: Models of chaotic oscillator networks

Konstantinos Tsakalis, Niranjan Chakravarthy, Leon Iasemidis

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Abstract

In an effort to understand basic functional mechanisms that can produce epileptic seizures, and strategies for seizure suppression and control, we discuss some key features of theoretical models of networks of coupled chaotic oscillators that produce seizure-like events and bear striking similarities to dynamics of epileptic seizures. We show that a plausible cause of seizures is a pathological feedback in the brain circuitry. These results have interesting physical interpretation and implications for treatment of epilepsy. They also have close ties with a variety of recent practical observations in the human and animal epileptic brain, and with theories from adaptive systems, optimization, and chaos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Pages2975-2981
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Dec 12 2005Dec 15 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Volume2005

Other

Other44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period12/12/0512/15/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tsakalis, K., Chakravarthy, N., & Iasemidis, L. (2005). Control of epileptic seizures: Models of chaotic oscillator networks. In Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05 (pp. 2975-2981). [1582617] (Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2005.1582617