Epilepsy, a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions, affects 65 million people worldwide. A major challenge for epilepsy has been detecting and mapping early changes in brain activity that occur prior to seizure onset for possible intervention. In a recent article in Scientific Reports, BME Professor Dr. Huabei Jiang and BME Affiliate Professor Dr. Paul Carney demonstrate that the imaging technique of diffuse optical tomography provides a unique functional neuroimaging modality for noninvasively and continuously tracking such brain activities with high spatiotemporal resolution. Scientific Reports is an online and open access primary research publication from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural sciences.
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