High resolution interfacing between electronic circuits and brain tissue is a strongly emerging research field. Because the focus is often on measurements in brain tissue at high resolution, communication to the tissue is underexposed in the research field. In this research project several aspects of this are considered. First, the possible tissue damage during chronic use of neurostimulation with micro-electrodes will be investigated, as a ...
Investigating the mechanism of action and the neuropsychological effect of neurostimulation using EEG/MEG co-recording Ghent University
More research to elucidate the mechanism of action of neurostimulation as a treatment for refractory epilepsy and to evaluate its effects on neuropsychological functioning is absolutely necessary. Here we wish to investigate this using simultaneous electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography recording. This projects aims optimizing stimulation parameters, identifying predictive factors and localizing new targets for future ...
Mechanism of action and efficacy of neurostimulation as a treatment for refractory epilepsy Ghent University
This project concerns research towards the optimalization of two treatments for epilepsy both involving electrical stimulation of nerve tissue: vagal nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. Optimalization of neurostimulation aims at 1. further investigating the mechanism of action of the treatments 2. optimization of the current stimulation parameters 3. identification of epilepsy models and patient populations which react optimal to ...
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex combined with tomographic neurofeedback of the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex as a tailored antidepressant intervention with enduring effects. Ghent University
I aim to develop an antidepressant intervention based on the modulation of the prefrontal/limbic network via two angles:
(1) a cortical entry point (via neuro-cardiac guided neurostimulation)
(2) a subcortical entry point (via neurofeedback).
I hypothesize that the combined treatment will translate in synergistic effects on clinical outcome with enduring effects.