Serge Vulliemoz: Mapping epileptic networks in focal epilepsies: what can EEG and fMRI see beyond spikes

15. 10. 2018, University Campus Bohunice

About the lecture

Epilepsy is a frequent chronic condition characterized by the dysfunction of neural networks during seizures but also between seizures, causing cognitive and psychiatric impairments. Non-invasive functional brain imaging now allows a precise mapping of the areas involved in the generation of pathological activity, beyond the traditional recording on the electroencephalogram. Notably, electrical source imaging and simultaneous EEG and functional MRI have proven accurate to localize epileptic activity providing important insights into the mechanisms of epilepsy. This novel approach is of important clinical relevance for patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery.   

Prof. Serge Vulliemoz

Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory, Neurology Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory