Epileptic brains may have differences in their connectivity

Written by Jonathan Wilkinson

Researchers from Rice University (TX, USA) and UCLA (CA, USA) have observed differences in brain connectivity between epilepsy patients and healthy controls. The study has been published in the journal Human Brain Mapping and used a novel statistical approach to reveal details of the internal networks of the participants’ brains. Using two imaging techniques, the team was able to analyze brain activity data to see how separate anatomical regions spontaneously interact. By looking at changes in blood circulation in images of the brain, the authors reported differences in brain connectivity between the two groups. One part of the study showed...

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