Accession Number : AD0282659

Title :   NONLINEAR OSCILLATION AND EPILEPSY

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : DEWAN,E.M.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A comparison is made between E.E.G. phenomena observed during epilepsy. Correspondences are shown to exist between (a) superharmonic and subharmonic entrainment and petit mal, (b) limit cycles and paroxysmal discharges, (c) oscillation hysteresis and onset of grand mal discharges, (d) van de Pol oscillation and grand mal discharge wave forms, and (e) asynchronous actions and suppression seizures. A tentative explanation of anticonvulsant drug action and certain experimental tests are proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, *EPILEPSY, ANALYSIS, BRAIN, CONVULSIVE DISORDERS, OSCILLATION, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE