Archived AES Symposia 2006
Presidential Symposium - Brain Oscillations: Good and Bad Vibrations
Program Length: 2 hrs 14 min
Epilepsy is a condition wherein disturbances of neuronal networks result in behavioral and electroencephalographic seizures. Understanding the normal and abnormal development of brain rhythms or oscillations is critical to our understanding of epilepsy and its consequences. In this program, normal and abnormal rhythms during development and their role in learning, memory, and seizure generation will be described.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- State the consequences of untreated neonatal seizures
- Describe the role of hippocampal rhythms in seizure-related cognitive impairment
- Name drugs of choice in the treatment of absence seizures
Adult neurologists, pediatric neurologists, basic scientists and neurosurgeons.
Chair: Gregory L. Holmes, M.D.
Oscillations in Limbic Epilepsy
Jerome Engel, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
High Frequency Oscillations Are Needed for Seizures to Beget Seizures in the Developing Brain
Yehezkel Ben-Ari, Ph.D.
How the Activity of Place Cells Reveals the Nature of Hippocampal Pathology
Robert Muller, Ph.D.
Oscillations in the Thalamocortical System: Mechanisms of Epileptic Synchrony
John Huguenard, Ph.D.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed with regard to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the faculty and are not endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society or any manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.