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  • BRAIN: Efficient Filtering of Noisy Fingerprint ImagesBRAIN: Efficient Filtering of Noisy Fingerprint Images
    Fingerprint identification is an imperative field in the wide space of biometrics with numerous applications, in various zones such as: judicial, cell telephones, access systems, airports. There are many elaborated algorithms for fingerprint identification, but none …
  • BRAIN: Sentiment Analysis on Embedded Systems Blended CoursesBRAIN: Sentiment Analysis on Embedded Systems Blended Courses
    The paper written by Răzvan Bogdan from the Department of Computers and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, includes a presentation of a modality of integrating Embedded Systems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) into blended …
  • BRAIN: New Ideas for Brain ModellingBRAIN: New Ideas for Brain Modelling
    BRAIN is an academic journal willing to create links between specialists from clearly diverse exploratory fields, for example, Computer Science and Neurology. In fact, there is a considerable measure of subjects, for example, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive …
  • BRAIN: Novel Ontologies-Based OCR – Error Correction Cooperating with Graph Component ExtractionBRAIN: Novel Ontologies-Based OCR – Error Correction Cooperating with Graph Component Extraction
    The article written by Sarunya Kanjanawattana and Masaomi Kimura is a study about Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which represents a a typical tool used to transform image-based characters to computer editable characters. The two illustrate …
  • About Machine Ethics and Artificial Intelligence SafetyAbout Machine Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Safety
      We are all familiar with the movies in which robots take control over humans and then chaos is brought into the world just because these forms of artificial intelligence became too developed. But is …
  • BRAIN Volume 8, Issue 1 (April 2017) indexed in Web of ScienceBRAIN Volume 8, Issue 1 (April 2017) indexed in Web of Science
    We are happy to let you know about the recent indexation in Web of Science of the issue 1 (April 2017) of the 8th volume of our international journal BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial …
  • BRAIN – revista ISI
    Related PostsBRAIN: Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border Cooperation23Sebastian Fuicu, Mircea Popa, Dalibor Dobrilovic, Marius Marcu and Razvan Bogdan offer a paper named "Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border …
  • BRAIN Journal: Success in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning: Indicators of EffectivenessBRAIN Journal: Success in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning: Indicators of Effectiveness
    Mobile learning, also known as m-learning, is an educational system. Mobile learning supports, with the help of mobile devices, a continuous access to the learning process. This can be on appliances like your phone, laptop or …
  • BRAIN: Brain Functors
    BRAIN journal has recently published its latest volume Brain Functors: A mathematical model of intentional perception and action by David Ellerman. Classification hypothesis has foundational significance since it gives applied lenses to describe what is …
  • BRAIN: Brain and AIBRAIN: Brain and AI
    As years pass, the importance of Artificial Intelligence grows at a fast pace. The evolution of this concept is being presented to the readers in Ángel Garrido’s upcoming paper, titled Brain and AI. Starting with …
  • BRAIN: Integrating MOOCs in Embedded Systems Blended Courses
    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been growing in popularity and importance in the last decade, receiving valuable recognition from renowned universities from all over the world. MOOC can be simply defined as …
  • BRAIN: Software Application for Disabled StudentsBRAIN: Software Application for Disabled Students
    Modern universities rely increasingly on communication technologies for the educational processes and the management of academic databases. In the paper “Software Application for Disabled Students” the researchers Laszlo Csiki, Andrei Gabor, Marius Popescu, and Antoanela …

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BRAIN: Is There a Relationship between Consciousness and Epilepsy?

A serious health condition that affects 1% of the global population is epilepsy. This is a neurological disorder usually detected by EEG (electroencephalography) signals, and it has as common symptom spontaneous recurrent seizures characterized by intermittent paroxysmal and highly organized rhythmic neuronal discharges in the cerebral cortex.

 Multi-layer artificial neural networks model
Multi-layer artificial neural networks model

Epileptic seizures are caused by a large collection of neurons synchronous and abnormally discharged may occur for reasons such as trauma, oxygen insufficiency, tumors, infections and metabolic disorders. However, it is not possible to find any cause in half of the epileptic patients. Despite the fact that epilepsy is referred to as “seizure disease”, it is not correct to call seizures “epilepsy”. Seizures are symptoms, but epilepsy is a disease characterized by a recurrent seizure. Nonlinearity and a sensitive dependence on initial conditions are the requirements of the chaos. As chaos requires dependence on the initial conditions and it is unpredictable in the long run. (more…)