How to get MNI coordinates for Epilepsiae electrodes

One of the best databases for focal epilepsy research is the Epilepsiae database of over 100 annotated datasets of inpatient intracranial and scalp electrode recordings from individuals suffering from epilepsy. It is a fantastic resource. However, it is not clear how to interpret the intracranial electrode coordinates given the current state of the Epilepsiae documentation. … More How to get MNI coordinates for Epilepsiae electrodes

A decline in neurosurgeon-scientists means a decline in neuro-innovation

A recent Nature editorial summarizes disturbing evidence that surgeons are becoming less involved in research. For example, from 2006-2014 the proportion of NIH funding to surgical departments at the top 25 academic medical centers fell from 3% to 2.3% and a 2016 survey of 1000 academic surgeons found that most surgeons thought that they did not … More A decline in neurosurgeon-scientists means a decline in neuro-innovation

Einstein’s EEG

I’ve been reading through neurological atlases of the intracranial electroencephalogram to research the frequencies of oscillations that are characteristic of different brain areas in health and disease.  Today I was able to exhume from a library Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain, a 1954 book by the pioneering Wilder Penfield and Herbert … More Einstein’s EEG

Public clinical data science data sets

Looking for a clinical data science project? Here are some free data sets that might be of use (in no particular order): Human Physiological and Neuroimaging Data Cam-CAN (Cambridge Centre for Ageing Neuroscience) dataset: fMRI, MRI, MEG, and behavioral human neurodata on people of various ages (i.e., cross-sectional data) Physionet: A wide array of clinically relevant … More Public clinical data science data sets

Slides from Greg Worrell presentation on spatial and temporal prediction in epilepsy

I had the pleasure of hearing the Mayo Clinic’s Greg Worrell give a talk on epilepsy diagnostics as part of the 2016 Anne & Max Tanenbaum Symposium on the Frontiers of Science today. Below are some slides from his talk that I’m posting mostly for my own later reference (but maybe they’re useful to you … More Slides from Greg Worrell presentation on spatial and temporal prediction in epilepsy