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BIOL 373: Electroencephalography... But Please, Call Me EEG.
This resource is here to provide insight into epilepsy and BIOL 373's role in the field of automated epileptiform detection.
This link takes you to the Epilepsy Foundation's Website and it explains EEG in the context of epilepsy. EEG technology can check the electrical activity in your brain (also known as "brain waves") and use that information to gain insight into an epilepsy patient's condition.
This page describes EEG and goes into a little more detail than the link above it does. It describes an EEG and the process of getting one as if you were a patient, which gives you a different perspective than looking at EEG technology as a researcher normally does. There are other interesting links on Johns Hopkins Medicine's website, so feel free to explore this website more in order to gain a better understanding of epilepsy from a medical standpoint.
A quick description of how EEGs are read, where the electrodes are placed on the subject's head, and what the doctor can learn from reading an EEG.
What is an EEG?
In the two videos below, a general overview of what electroencephalograph (EEG) technology is, how it works, and what it can help treat or monitor is presented.
What are EEGs Used for?
These two videos located below on the right hand side are more in depth than the ones on the left. They provide information on how EEG recordings are obtained intracranially from a mouse (so do not watch if you are very squeamish) and how to identify important activity in an EEG of a mouse.
The basics behind EEG are described in this PowerPoint, and they include: how EEG can measure electrical activity in the brain, what electrodes are and where they are placed, and a comparison to other detection technologies like fMRI.
A brief overview of some flaws commonly found in EEG usage. This article specifically addresses whether the EEG is useful in determining what treatment option is best. It also addresses fallacies common in the literature.
Specificity and sensitivity of routine EEGs are explored as well as the ability of EEG technology to successfully monitor epileptic activity in the long term. This article describes how EEG can help manage epilepsy in the sense that it is a useful detection method, but it cannot yet do much more than serve as a monitoring system of the brain's electrical activity.