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Biol Cybern. 2005 Dec;93(6):463-70. Epub 2005 Oct 21.

Effectively desynchronizing deep brain stimulation based on a coordinated delayed feedback stimulation via several sites: a computational study.

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  • 1Institute of Medicine and Virtual Institute of Neuromodulation, Research Center Juelich, 52425 Juelich, Germany. c.hauptmann@fz-juelich.de


In detailed simulations we present a coordinated delayed feedback stimulation as a particularly robust and mild technique for desynchronization. We feed back the measured and band-pass filtered local filed potential via several or multiple sites with different delays, respectively. This yields a resounding desynchronization in a naturally demand-controlled way. Our novel approach is superior to previously developed techniques: It is robust against variations of system parameters, e.g., the mean firing rate. It does not require time-consuming calibration. It also prevents intermittent resynchronization typically caused by all methods employing repetitive administration of shocks. We suggest our novel technique to be used for deep brain stimulation in patients suffering from neurological diseases with pathological synchronization, such as Parkinsonian tremor, essential tremor or epilepsy.

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