Michael D. Furman

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The performance of five non-parametric, univariate seizure detection schemes (embedding delay, Hurst scale, wavelet scale, nonlinear autocorrelation and variance energy) were evaluated as a function of the sampling rate of EEG recordings, the electrode types used for EEG acquisition, and the spatial location of the EEG electrodes in order to determine the(More)
C. KOMALAPRIYA∗,†,‡, M. C. ROMANO§, M. THIEL§, U. SCHWARZ∗ and J. KURTHS∗,†,¶ ∗Centre for Dynamics of Complex Systems, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam, Germany †Potsdom Institute for Climate Impact Research, 14412 Potsdam, Germany ‡komala@agnld.uni-potsdam.de §Department of Physics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB 24 3UE, UK ¶Department of(More)
High frequency oscillations (HFO) in limbic epilepsy represent a marked difference between abnormal and normal brain activity. Faced with the difficult of visually detecting HFOs in large amounts of intracranial EEG data, it is necessary to develop an automated process. This paper presents Teager Energy as a method of finding HFOs. Teager energy is an ideal(More)
A total of 32 microwire electrodes were implanted bilaterally into the hippocampus of Sprague-Dawley rats, which were then stimulated in the manner prescribed for the chronic limbic epilepsy model. After the initial seizure brought on by the stimulation, the animals were recorded at a high sampling rate (approximately 12 kHz) for the entire duration of the(More)
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that can have damaging effects in the brain including over 50% loss of neuronal activity in the hippocampal regions of the CA1 and CA3. The pre-ictal period was studied in an animal model of limbic epilepsy using Shannon entropy and correlation analysis. The primary aim was to uncover underlying relative changes in(More)
Cardiac ablation is increasingly used to interdict the complex propagation of excitatory waves during atrial fibrillation. While such procedures are useful, they can often fail. Here we use fluorescence imaging to observe the electrical activity of an ablated porcine heart. We find that, while ablation lines do attenuate cardiac waves, the attenuation is(More)
In this study, we describe a method for imaging intracerebral electrodes within a three-dimensional reconstructed image of the brain. A three-dimensional image of the brain was reconstructed from serial magnetic resonance images. The locations of intracerebral electrodes were determined from anterior-posterior and lateral skull X-rays performed after(More)
Selecting signal processing parameters in optical imaging by utilizing the change in Determinism, a measure introduced in Recurrence Quantification Analysis, provides a novel method using the change in residual noise Determinism for improving noise quantification and removal across signals exhibiting disparate underlying tissue pathologies. The method(More)
In this paper, a novel cortex-inspired feed-forward hierarchical object recognition system based on complex wavelets is proposed and tested. Complex wavelets contain three key properties for object representation: shift invariance, which enables the extraction of stable local features; good directional selectivity, which simplifies the determination of(More)
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