We are conducting a study with persons with epilepsy called Digital Reaction Test in Epilepsy, DigRTEpi. In this study, brain activity is recorded on the surface of the head while playing a video game on a laptop. In a second session, the monitor does not show a video game, but a person asks simple questions such as "What is the name of this place?" or simple tasks such as "touch your nose". The study is noninvasive, meaning no physical procedures such as incisions or blood sampling are performed, and the examination is not painful or dangerous. Brain activity is derived using a hood and head surface electrodes.
Why participate in this study?
Participants will learn about themselves, whether they have interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs), and if so, what the effect of IEDs may be on their daily life activities. IEDs occur between seizures, are not self-perceived and frequent. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the study physician: email@example.com
- September 07, 2021Source: WTNH News 8
About one-third of people diagnosed with epilepsy are not able to get relief from treatments currently available. Now, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and two other locations are beginning trials on a new and innovative treatment that uses smart technology.
- June 21, 2021
Beginning in September 2021, Yale will lead a new study with an experimental implanted brain stimulator to improve consciousness during seizures.
- February 16, 2019Source: The New Journal
Kate Christison-Lagay grabbed a rubber brain off a countertop in the basement of Yale School of Medicine’s library and pried its two halves apart so that we could have a look inside. As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Hal Blumenfeld’s research lab, Christison-Lagay studies sensory perception, which she and her team believe can provide a model for human consciousness.
- September 23, 2018Source: Vimeo
Understanding consciousness by looking at brain activity and behavior.
- March 11, 2018Source: WSHU
Scientists at Yale have given us the most detailed look yet at what happens to our brains during the crucial split second that we decide to pay attention to something. They say a wave of electricity engulfs our brains as we go from unconscious to aware.
- February 27, 2018
Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life.
- February 27, 2018Source: Yale News
Our brains are bombarded with information about events around us, but we only become conscious of a few of them. Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life.
- December 20, 2017Source: Yale News
Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., the Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and professor of neuroscience and of neurosurgery, has received a prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
- November 28, 2017Source: Yale News
The Research Recognition Awards are the society’s highest research awards. Blumenfeld will be presented with the award Dec. 2 during the society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.