Controlling epileptic seizures in a neural mass model

  title={Controlling epileptic seizures in a neural mass model},
  author={Niranjan Chakravarthy and Shivkumar Sabesan and Kostas Tsakalis and Leonidas D. Iasemidis},
  journal={J. Comb. Optim.},
In an effort to understand basic functional mechanisms that can produce epileptic seizures, we introduce some key features in a model of coupled neural populations that enable the generation of seizure-like events and similar dynamics with the ones observed during the route of the epileptic brain towards real seizures. In this model, modified from David and Friston’s neural mass model, an internal feedback mechanism is incorporated to maintain synchronous behavior within normal levels despite… CONTINUE READING