fMRI signatures of anesthesia-induced Burst Suppression

Summary

Deeply anesthetized and comatose states are often accompanied by a distinctive pattern of electroencephalographic activity called Burst Suppression (BS). This pattern’s underlying mechanism and functional significance remain largely unknown. I explore how BS manifests itself in fMRI data obtained from from both humans and animals (non-human primates, rats).

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Nikoloz Sirmpilatze
PhD student

Neuroscience PhD student trying to peak into the effects of anesthesia on the brain.