Teresa H. Sanders

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Parkinson's disease is known to be associated with abnormal electrical spiking activities of basal ganglia neurons, including changes in firing rate, bursting activities and oscillatory firing patterns and changes in entropy. We explored the relative importance of these measures through optimal feature selection and discrimination analysis methods. We(More)
Electrical deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is effective for ameliorating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) including bradykinesia. The STN receives its main excitatory input from cortex; however, the contribution of cortico-subthalamic projection neurons to the effects of DBS remains unclear. To isolate the(More)
Sleep is a key requirement for an individual's health, though currently the options to study sleep rely largely on manual visual classification methods. In this paper we propose a new scheme for automated offline classification based upon cross-frequency-coupling (CFC) and compare it to the traditional band power estimation and the more recent preferential(More)
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a disabling neurodegenerative disease that affects approximately 1 million people in the United States. PD symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and gait disturbances can be alleviated with drug treatments or deep brain stimulation; however, these treatments need to be appropriately adjusted over time. Monitoring the(More)
Interactions between neural oscillations in the brain have been observed in many structures including the hippocampus, amygdala, motor cortex, and basal ganglia. In this study, one popular approach for quantifying oscillation interactions was considered: phase-amplitude coupling. The goals of the study were to use simulations to examine potential causes of(More)
In this study, modulation index (MI) features derived from local field potential (LFP) recordings in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and electroencephalographic recordings (EEGs) from the primary motor cortex are shown to correlate with both the overall motor impairment and motor subscores in a monkey model of parkinsonism. The MI features used are measures(More)
Clinical Histopathology is based on the analysis of immunohistochemistry (IHC) stained tissue images. Selection of antibodies for detecting the presence, type, and grade of cancerous tissue has a great influence on the diagnostic potential of IHC tests. Automated evaluation methods for tissue microarrays applied to many combinations of antibody and tissue(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) improves motor function in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). STN-DBS enables similar improved motor function, including increased movement speed (reduced bradykinesia), in the 6-OHDA dopamine-depletion mouse model of PD. Previous analyses of electrophysiological recordings from STN and(More)
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