Monday, June 18, 2012

Intracranial recording

Art of science: extremely small, incredibly close

Robert Ludlow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London. 

Scale this surface of the human brain in explicit detail and comes from an epileptic patient in the lead-up to a major surgical operation. The image marks the first step in a process of analysis required to identify the area of the brain that needs to be removed. When it was taken, the patient was fitted with an electrode grid to monitor and record the activity of the brain for up to two weeks. After this time, surgeons were able to identify the section of the brain responsible for epileptic fits, and remove it

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