Spectral control of cortical activity

Sergio Pequito, Arian Ashourvan, Danielle Bassett, Brian Litt, George J. Pappas

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The proposed problem is motivated by recent studies that show that loss of consciousness is associated with the spectral evolution of the (linearized) function that models cortical activity capture by electroencephalography. In this paper, we conduct a similar study for epileptic seizure-onset where features of interest are also captured by the spectral evolution. Subsequently, one can envision a scenario where stimulating some specific brain regions (through static output feedback) one could either induce loss of consciousness, for instance, anesthesia, or prevent an epileptic seizure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059928
StatePublished - Jun 29 2017
Event2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: May 24 2017May 26 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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