The pacemaker role of thalamic reticular nucleus in controlling spike-wave discharges and spindles.

@article{Fan2017ThePR,
  title={The pacemaker role of thalamic reticular nucleus in controlling spike-wave discharges and spindles.},
  author={Denggui Fan and Fucheng Liao and Qingyun Wang},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={
          073103
        }
}
Absence epilepsy, characterized by 2-4 Hz spike-wave discharges (SWDs), can be caused by pathological interactions within the thalamocortical system. Cortical spindling oscillations are also demonstrated to involve the oscillatory thalamocortical rhythms generated by the synaptic circuitry of the thalamus and cortex. This implies that SWDs and spindling… CONTINUE READING