Peter Van Hese

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In this paper, we investigate the dynamical scenarios of transitions between normal and paroxysmal state in epilepsy. We assume that some epileptic neural network are bistable i.e., they feature two operational states, ictal and interictal that co-exist. The transitions between these two states may occur according to a Poisson process, a random walk process(More)
Genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg are a strain of Wistar rats in which all animals exhibit spontaneous occurrences of spike and wave discharges (SWDs) in the EEG. In this paper, we propose a novel method for the detection of SWDs, based on the key observation that SWDs are quasi-periodic signals. The method consists of the following steps: 1)(More)
—In the past our research group has developed a method for the detection of focal epileptic EEG (electroencephalogram) spikes that is based on the dipole source localization technique and provides a source localization for each detected spike. In this paper we revisit this method and propose a more accurate explanation of its behavior. Based on this we (i)(More)
In ambient intelligence object recognition is an important step towards behaviour analysis and the understanding interactions between people and the environment. Existing methods focus on a detailed analysis of image content using colour, shape, texture and motion analysis (direct recognition). In this paper we present a method for recognizing furniture,(More)
We present a method for the detection of sleep stages using the EEG (electroencephalogram). The method consists of four steps: segmentation; parameter extraction; cluster analysis; and classi cation. The parameters we compared were the parameters of Hjorth, the harmonic parameters and the relative band energy. For cluster analysis we used a modi ed version(More)
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder caused by intense electrical activity in the brain. The electrical activity, which can be modelled through the superposition of several electrical dipoles, can be determined in a non-invasive way by analysing the electro-encephalogram. This source localization requires the solution of an inverse problem. Locally(More)
PURPOSE In Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS), age-related absence seizures start to appear from postnatal day (PN) 30 concomitant with 'spike and wave discharges' (SWDs) appearing on cortical EEG recordings. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of early chronic levetiracetam (LEV) treatment on the development of SWDs in(More)
In this paper, the space mapping (SM) technique is used for solving the inverse problem of electroencephalographic dipole source localization. By using SM, we obtained an adequate solution with a minimum of CPU-time by combining the accuracy of a fine model with the speed of a coarse model. The performance when solving the inverse problem using SM versus(More)