Using patient connectivity data to predict surgery targets in temporal lobe epilepsy

by Frances Hutchings

16:00 (40 min) in CT 7.01

Modifying connectivity in the brain through surgery or stimulation may be used to combat diseases. Imaging techniques can be used to estimate the number of connections that exist between brain regions for individual patients. We incorporate this data into a simplistic model of epilepsy to predict the spreading of seizures, and to estimate how modifying the connectivity may effect seizure likelihood.