Epileptic Phenomena in the Neocortex: From Activity of Single Neurons to Field Potentials of Neuronal Pools
In the past epileptic phenomena have been identified by such terms as “hyperexcitation” or “hypersynchronization.” These terms, which are merely descriptive, come from studies of EEG phenomena such as spikes, sharp waves, and spike-wave complexes. As these electrographic features (graphoelements) imply overwhelming excitatory processes, one was inclined to think of an epileptic focus as an aggregate of neurons totally in a state of excitation and virtually devoid of inhibition.
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