Thalamocortical dysrhythmia I. Functional and imaging aspects
Thalamic and cortical neurons are richly and reciprocally interconnected and support recurrent functional loops in the intact brain, but the role of this circuitry is still poorly understood. Here, we present evidence—from cellular and from functional neuroimaging in control and clinical domains—that thalamocortical resonance is not only a prerequisite for normal cognition, but that its perturbation, in a dynamic sense (e.g. a dysrhythmia) can underlie a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Read the full article here. Front. Surg., 24 January 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2019.00002 Background MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) offers new perspectives for safe and efficient lesioning inside the brain. The issue of target coverage remains primordial and sub-optimally addressed or solved in the field of functional neurosurgery. Objective To provide an optimized planning and operative […]
Read the full article here. Published online May 25, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2017.12.JNS172054. OBJECTIVE Since the first clinical application of the incisionless magnetic resonance–guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) technology only small series of patients have been reported, and thus only extrapolations of the procedure-related risks could be offered. In this study, the authors analyze side-effects and targeting […]