Mapping Brain Areas Responsible for Language to Improve Surgery Outcomes

Traditionally, language abilities were thought to only involve two areas of the brain, known as Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas. Based on this understanding, seizure surgery that avoids these areas should Continue Reading

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Referrals for Seizure Surgery

Why don’t many people with epilepsy get referred for surgery? Are surgery referrals not being commonly offered at the level of general practitioners, neurologists or epileptologists? Dr. Jorge Burneo and Continue Reading

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Creating a Brain Atlas for Image-Guided Seizure Surgery

Seizure surgery is a potential treatment option for people that have focal seizures – seizures that are localized to one area of the brain. One of the goals of seizure Continue Reading

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Finding the Seizure Focus in Adults with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Temporal lobe epilepsy – where seizures arise from the side of the brain – is one of the most common types of epilepsy. After diagnosis, standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; Continue Reading

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Using Advanced Brain Imaging to Find Where Seizures Begin

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a new technology that can be used to monitor a person’s brain activity. A MEG helmet placed on the head can map out brain activity by identifying Continue Reading

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Understanding the Brain Changes that Arise with Cortical Dysplasia

Cortical dysplasia is when brain cells in the cortex (the outer layer of the brain) do not undergo adequate development. People with cortical dysplasia are more likely to develop drug-resistant Continue Reading

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Mapping Brain Networks in Childhood Epilepsy

To get some of the most accurate brain activity recordings before, during and after a seizure, intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) is typically used. This technology, where sensors are placed directly onto Continue Reading

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