Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
Amount of Grant: $20,000.00
Recipient: Jed A. Meltzer
"Task-induced Deactivation and the Role of Rhythmic Slow Activity in Human Cognition"
Administered by the Epilepsy Foundation Funding Term 2005/2006 Academic Year This project explores new ways to identify brain areas critical for memory through combined use of non-invasive technologies fMRI and EEG. These signals are compared with signals recorded directly from the brains of epilepsy patients undergoing invasive monitoring of seizures. The findings may help neurosurgeons identify and preserve brain tissue needed to ensure good memory function after surgical removal of seizure-producing tissue.