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Biol Cybern. 2003 Aug;89(2):81-8. Epub 2003 Jul 14.

A model of desynchronizing deep brain stimulation with a demand-controlled coordinated reset of neural subpopulations.


The coordinated reset of neural subpopulations is introduced as an effectively desynchronizing stimulation technique. For this, short sequences of high-frequency pulse trains are administered at different sites in a coordinated way. Desynchronization is easily maintained by performing a coordinated reset with demand-controlled timing or by periodically administering resetting high-frequency pulse trains of demand-controlled length. Unlike previously developed methods, this novel approach is robust against variations of model parameters and does not require time-consuming calibration. The novel technique is suggested to be used for demand-controlled deep brain stimulation in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease or essential tremor. It might even be applicable to diseases with intermittently emerging synchronized neural oscillations like epilepsy.

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