Absence Epilepsy, Attention & fMRI

The mechanisms for impaired attention in absence epilepsy are not known. To determine how human brain networks are affected by absence seizures we perform simultaneous fMRI and EEG recordings in children during absence seizures. To determine which brain regions are crucial for maintaining normal attention we repeat these measurements during attention tasks. We then test whether brain regions activated during the task show altered activity when performance is disrupted by an absence seizure.

For further information, contact: