"Low frequency acoustic stimulation during sleep for seizure suppression"

Year: 2017

Institution: NYU School of Medicine

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anli Liu

Research Category: Translational


Many patients with refractory epilepsy experience increased seizure and abnormal brain activity during nighttime sleep. Low-frequency (1 pulse per second) audio-visual stimulation tested in rodents has produced a significant (50-75%) reduction in seizure frequency. We propose to test a similar acoustic stimulation protocol, delivered during sleep in epilepsy patients with frequent nighttime seizures and abnormal brain activity, to determine feasibility and physiological effect of at-home use.


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