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  • SMART 2017 International ConferenceSMART 2017 International Conference
    SMART 2017 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference, which will be held in Timișoara, Romania, between September 8 and September 9, 2017. This year, the conference will focus on three …
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    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 …
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    LIBRI (Recherche et Innovation Eclectique en Linguistique et Littérature) représente la matérialisation d’un projet initié par deux universitaires, Bogdan Patrut et Ioan – Lucian Popa. Il s’agit d’une revue en ligne, érudite, internationale, destinée aux …
  • LiBRI: On Studying Teacher’s Self EsteemLiBRI: On Studying Teacher’s Self Esteem
    Baghli Asmaa is bringing to light a new discussion in LiBRI journal: On Studying Teacher’s Self Esteem Based on Revised Janis Scale Application. An actual and controversial research that brings out some intensely sought answers …
  • BRAIN: The Role of the Conceptual Invariants Regarding the Prevention of the Software Artefacts’ ObsolescenceBRAIN: The Role of the Conceptual Invariants Regarding the Prevention of the Software Artefacts’ Obsolescence
    Răzvan Bocu and Dorin Bocu from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania, wrote a paper on the role of the conceptual invariats concerning the prevention of the artefacts’ obscolescence, …
  • BRAND: Using Reporting in the Internal Communication Process of the CompanyBRAND: Using Reporting in the Internal Communication Process of the Company
    Internal communication can be viewed either as a subsistent procedure of the association, or as a procedure helping to decode and comprehend them more effectively . The author, Cornel Marian Iosif states that associations depend on …
  • BRAIN: Browsing Semantic Data in SlovakiaBRAIN: Browsing Semantic Data in Slovakia
    Ján Mojžiš and Michal Laclavík present an interesting topic in the academic article Browsing Semantic Data in Slovakia in the latest volume of BRAIN journal. Semantic data browsing is an important task for open and governmental data in …
  • BRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand NamesBRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand Names
    In the most recent volume of the BRAND journal, the researchers Parvaneh Khosravizadeh and Hemaseh Bagheri Sanjareh have brought another intriguing study that spotlights on the English shop signs and brand names and how they spreaded …
  • BRAND: A Framework for Selection of Intermediary in Marketing ChannelBRAND: A Framework for Selection of Intermediary in Marketing Channel
    The latest volume of the BRAND journal brings a new research where Gholamreza Jandaghi, Kamran Shahanaghi and Hamid Reza Irani study A Framework for Selection of Intermediary in Marketing Channel. This study looks to inspect how organization can …
  • LiBRI: The Dynamism of Free Combinations Concerning a Part of Speech: The Adjective in French
    This paper is related to peculiar aspects of French grammar, namely the adjectival behaviour along its evolution from free combinations. The analysis starts from the status of the adjective as modifier of a noun to …
  • LiBRI: The Free Choice for Absurd Rebellion in Nineteen Eighty-FourLiBRI: The Free Choice for Absurd Rebellion in Nineteen Eighty-Four
    A novel such as “Nineteen Eighty-Four” has determined critics to never stop analysing in as many angles as possible this masterpiece, so as to reveal the most profound meanings that George Orwell wanted to transmit …
  • BRAIN: The Impact of Infographics in EducationBRAIN: The Impact of Infographics in Education
    Information graphics (also called infographics) are graphic visual representations of information that aim to present information quickly and clearly. Their main purpose is improving cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to …

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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…)