Simulation of Cortical Epileptic Discharge Using Freeman’s KIII Model

  • Pooja Vijaykumar
  • R. SunithaEmail author
  • N. Pradhan
  • A. Sreedevi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 28)


Advancements in Neuroscience have put forth many networks that are able to mimic cortical activity. One such biologically motivated network is the Freeman KIII Model. The Freeman KIII model is based on the mammalian olfactory system dynamics. It consists of a collection of second-order non-linear differential equations. This paper attempts to solve the equations using MATLAB in order to simulate cortical electroencephalographic (EEG) signals. We also attempt to simulate cortical epileptic discharge using this model. The degenerate state of epileptic seizure is analyzed by obtaining its frequency using the power spectrum and by plotting the phase plots.


Freeman KIII model Olfactory system Chaotic EEG Epileptic seizure EEG 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pooja Vijaykumar
    • 1
  • R. Sunitha
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Pradhan
    • 2
  • A. Sreedevi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringAmrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Former Head of Department of PsychopharmacologyNational Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)BengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringR. V. College of EngineeringBengaluruIndia

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