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Scientific Conference of Friday Noon - Andrew Trevelyan

Positive and negative feedback in cortical networks, and the nature of epileptic transitions

Friday 12 November 2021 from 12:00 at 13:00


  • Andrew Trevelyan, DPhil, MBBCh
    • Professor of Network Neuroscience, Newcastle University

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious neurological conditions, affecting around 0.5-1% of the population, and characterised by the spontaneous occurrence of seizures.  These represent a kind of brain state that thankfully most of us never experience.  I will describe our recent work which explains seizure initiation in terms of a set of synergistic positive feedback mechanisms that generate a rapid tipping point.  I will further discuss what epilepsy might tell us about the "design" of cortical networks and their function.  

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