Controversies on the network theory of epilepsy: Debates held during the ICTALS 2019 conference

Hitten P. Zaveri, Bjoern Schelter, Catherine A. Schevon, Premysl Jiruska, John G. R. Jefferys, Gregory Worrell, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Rasesh B. Joshi, Viktor Jirsa, Mark Goodfellow, Christian Meisel, Klaus Lehnertz*

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Abstract

Debates on six controversial topics on the network theory of epilepsy were held during two debate sessions, as part of the International Conference for Technology and Analysis of Seizures, 2019 (ICTALS 2019) convened at the University of Exeter, UK, September 2-5 2019. The debate topics were (1) From pathologic to physiologic: is the epileptic network part of an existing large-scale brain network? (2) Are micro scale recordings pertinent for defining the epileptic network? (3) From seconds to years: do we need all temporal scales to define an epileptic network? (4) Is it necessary to fully define the epileptic network to control it? (5) Is controlling seizures sufficient to control the epileptic network? (6) Does the epileptic network want to be controlled? This article, written by the organizing committee for the debate sessions and the debaters, summarizes the arguments presented during the debates on these six topics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-85
Number of pages8
JournalSeizure
Volume78
Early online date19 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
EventInternational Conference for Technology and Analysis of Seizures, 2019 (ICTALS2019) - University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • Epileptic network
  • Ictogenesis
  • Epileptogenesis
  • Seizure control
  • Nodes
  • Edges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Zaveri, H. P., Schelter, B., Schevon, C. A., Jiruska, P., Jefferys, J. G. R., Worrell, G., Schulze-Bonhage, A., Joshi, R. B., Jirsa, V., Goodfellow, M., Meisel, C., & Lehnertz, K. (2020). Controversies on the network theory of epilepsy: Debates held during the ICTALS 2019 conference. Seizure, 78, 78-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2020.03.010