Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke have used the brain’s electrical activity to show that some people’s nervous system, which controls their movements and senses, may be activated during seizures.
The study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that a person’s brain may be more vulnerable to seizures if their activity patterns are disturbed.
The research builds on a study by researchers at the University College London that found people with epilepsy who have abnormal brain activity are more likely to have seizures.
In both studies, participants were asked to read a series of instructions and to write down their thoughts and feelings.
The researchers compared brain activity to the activity of a group of people who were instructed to follow a similar set of instructions, but who were not under any specific influence.
The results showed that people with abnormal brain patterns were more likely than normal people to have epileptic seizures, even if they did not have the disease.
The finding suggests that abnormal brain rhythms may have an impact on the risk of seizures, Dr. Christopher Hwang, a neurologist and senior author of the Science Translit study, said in a statement.
“This study provides strong evidence that brain activity may be related to seizures, especially in people with a genetic predisposition to epilepsy.”
The study was conducted using an electroencephalogram (EEG), a brain sensor that measures electrical activity.
The EEG is a sensitive measure of brain activity that can detect fluctuations in brain waves.
In a previous study, researchers also used the EEG to identify epilepsy patients who were under certain conditions, such as being under sedation.
The current study focused on people with the most common type of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, or Lennox, a condition in which seizures cause severe neurological impairment.
The Lennox is characterized by frequent bouts of uncontrollable, sudden, and sometimes prolonged seizures that have the potential to cause serious damage to the brain and ultimately death.
People with Lennox have a much higher risk of developing epilepsy than people with other types of epilepsy.
Previous studies have linked abnormal brain pattern to a higher risk for developing epilepsy.
But in the current study, the researchers found that people who had more frequent seizures also had a higher frequency of seizures that were linked to a greater risk of having a Lennox diagnosis.
The link between abnormal brain signals and epilepsy was stronger in people who also had seizures.
It’s not clear why this link exists, but Dr. Hwang said the study could lead to new treatments for people with Lennux and other disorders.
“We need to be careful that this is not a false positive finding,” he said.
“These findings show that abnormal activity patterns in the brain are linked to the risk for seizures, but we also need to consider how these abnormal patterns relate to the development of epilepsy.”
In the study, EEG data was collected during a three-month period.
The participants were given a test battery consisting of a list of eight words that they had to recall for the test, which was meant to measure their ability to recall words.
The words were paired with a photograph of a person holding a toy, which could indicate the type of toy.
The participant’s brain activity was measured every minute for 15 minutes.
The scans were taken at random intervals throughout the study.
“The most interesting finding is that people whose activity patterns were abnormal showed more variability in brain activity compared to those who had normal brain activity,” Dr. Daniel Ziegler, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the study’s senior author, said on the university’s official website.
“It suggests that the activity patterns of people with this condition might have an effect on their seizures, which is something we haven’t yet found in people without epilepsy.”