Our group is currently running the research project "Chimera states and electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings from epilepsy patients: a combined analysis". We are grateful for the funding the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the State Research Agency has provided for this project (Grant No. PID2020-118196GBI00/MICIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033).
Below please find our first publications derived from this project. For each publication, you will find a brief summary and link to the printed article. Furthermore, each article has a news release directed to the public. We provide short videos summarizing the work for the non-expert and expert audience. To allow othe scientists to build on our results, we provide links to the computer source code underlying our studies.
As a further entry you will find information on the "Research in 4 minutes" competition which our project team member Anaïs Espinoso won in May 2023 by presenting her work, which is embedded in our project.
What is out project about?
Our project is positioned at the interface between physics, applied mathematics, neuroscience and neurology. The overarching objective is to narrow the gap between studies of mathematical models of networks in so-called chimera states on the one hand, and real neuronal dynamics affected by epilepsy on the other hand. Our working hypothesis is that similar mechanisms of synchronization and desynchronization can be found for both dynamics. We will therefore perform a combined analysis of chimera state networks and intracranial electroencephalographic recordings (EEG) from epilepsy patients. We thereby build a bridge between basic research on chimera states and applied research on epilepsy.