Epileptic seizures: Quakes of the brain?

@article{Osorio2010EpilepticSQ,
  title={Epileptic seizures: Quakes of the brain?},
  author={Ivan Osorio and Mark G. Frei and Didier Sornette and John G. Milton and Ying-Cheng Lai},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 2 Pt 1},
  pages={
          021919
        }
}
  • I. Osorio, M. Frei, +2 authors Y. Lai
  • Published 23 December 2007
  • Physics, Medicine, Mathematics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
A dynamical analogy supported by five scale-free statistics (the Gutenberg-Richter distribution of event sizes, the distribution of interevent intervals, the Omori and inverse Omori laws, and the conditional waiting time until the next event) is shown to exist between two classes of seizures ("focal" in humans and generalized in animals) and earthquakes. Increments in excitatory interneuronal coupling in animals expose the system's dependence on this parameter and its dynamical transmutability… Expand

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