Seer team members, Pip Karoly, Dean Freestone and Mark Cook have had their collaborative research with the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic) published in Nature Neuroscience.
Their research explores ‘critical slowing’ prior to a seizure. Critical slowing is a phenomenon that occurs as a system approaches a “critical point”. In the brain, the critical point could represent a catastrophic threshold past which the brain transitions into a seizure state. This study combines animal and human data to show that early warning signals of critical slowing are present in the lead up to epileptic seizures.
Read Melbourne School of Engineering’s article in Ingenium for more about how the study findings help seizure forecasting and management.