Patterns in coupling between structural and functional brain networks during epileptic seizures

Takeaway

  • Combined brain imaging techniques showed that drug-resistant focal epileptic seizures propagate primarily through short-range structural connections of an individual’s existing connectome.

Why this matters

  • Understanding the pathophysiology and dynamics of drug-resistant focal seizures could inform new clinical intervention strategies for people with this type of epilepsy, including therapies to halt seizure spread and personalized therapies.