A flurry of neural activity may look like impressive brainwork – but it is really a seizure.

In Brain Circuitry, Brain Disorders, Brain Science by Brainy Days Ahead

University of Pennsylvania researchers use a computer model based on direct brain recordings from epilepsy patients. The recordings show an entire network of neural regions that can push or pull on the synchronization of the regions directly involved in a seizure. With further study, this regulatory network could provide a target for epilepsy therapies, including implantable stimulation devices that would help quiet a localized seizure before it spreads throughout the brain.