Item description for Epilepsy as a Dynamic Disease by John Milton...
A "brain defibrillator" may be closer than we think. An epileptic seizure involves a paroxysmal change in the activity of millions of neurons. Feedback control of seizures would require an implantable device that could predict seizure occurrence and then deliver a stimulus to abort it. To examine the feasibility of building such a device, this text brings together experts in epilepsy, bio-engineering, and dynamical systems theory. Topics include the development of epileptic systems, seizure prediction, neural synchronization, wave phenomena in excitable media, and the control of complex neural dynamics using brief electrical stimuli.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Jan 17, 2003
ISBN 3540427627 ISBN13 9783540427629
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More About John Milton
John Milton (1608-1674) spent his early years in scholarly pursuit. In 1649 he took up the cause for the new Commonwealth, defending the English revolution both in English and Latin - and sacrificing his eyesight in the process. He risked his lifeby publishing The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth on the eve of the Restoration (1660). His great poems were published after this political defeat. John Leonard is a Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.
John Milton lived in London. John Milton was born in 1608 and died in 1674.
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Milton and Jung's book is geared to the epileptologist, mathematical modelers, EEG personnel, the research scientist, and the neural engineer. This is not easily digested and understood. You have to read the book in sections to obtain the greatest insights. The book is better on theory and the physics of synchronization processes. The end of the book discusses the chance for a electrical defibrillator. We are presently at a very preliminary stage of development even though a vagal nerve stimulator has been found effective in certain refractory cases of uncontrolled seizures. This book firmly places Epilepsy as a dynamic illness with chaotic, often unpredictable characteristics and sets in motion ideas for a cortical integrated defibrillatory device. Let's hope we innovate and obtain one soon for clinical trials.