Over the past three decades, a number of seizure prediction, or forecasting, methods have been developed. Although major achievements were accomplished regarding the statistical evaluation of proposed algorithms, it is recognized that further progress is still necessary for clinical application in patients. The lack of physiological motivation can partly explain this limitation. Therefore, a natural question is raised: can computational models of epilepsy be used to improve these methods? Here, we review the literature on the multiple-scale neural modeling of epilepsy and the use of such models to infer physiologic changes underlying epilepsy and epileptic seizures. The authors argue how these methods can be applied to advance the state-of-the-art in seizure forecasting.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Physiology (medical)