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Adjustable Brain Implant Could Identify Seizure Origins, Shut it Down

The electrode array is made of a pliable material that's thickness is that of about a quarter of a human hair


A team of researchers has created a flexible brain implant that could eventually be used to identify where a seizure starts in the brain and shut it down.

Brian Litt, M.D., study leader and associate professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, along with Jonathan Viventi, Ph.D., lead author and assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and a team of researchers, have developed a type of electrode array that adjusts to the brain's surface and could allow for a better understanding of epileptic seizures.