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Neuron. 2009 Jun 11;62(5):612-32. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2009.05.015.

Neurons that fire together also conspire together: is normal sleep circuitry hijacked to generate epilepsy?

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Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

Abstract

Brain circuits oscillate during sleep. The same circuits appear to generate pathological oscillations. In this review, we discuss recent advances in our understanding of how epilepsy co-opts normal, sleep-related circuits to generate seizures.

PMID:
19524522
PMCID:
PMC2748990
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2009.05.015
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