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Research Article

Failure of Adaptive Self-Organized Criticality during Epileptic Seizure Attacks

  • Christian Meisel mail,

    meisel@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de

    Affiliations: Biological Physics Section, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, Department of Neurology, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany

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  • Alexander Storch,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany

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  • Susanne Hallmeyer-Elgner,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany

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  • Ed Bullmore,

    Affiliations: Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Clinical Unit Cambridge, GlaxoSmithKline, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Thilo Gross

    Affiliation: Biological Physics Section, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

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  • Published: January 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002312

About the Authors

Christian Meisel, Thilo Gross
Biological Physics Section, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
Christian Meisel, Alexander Storch, Susanne Hallmeyer-Elgner
Department of Neurology, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany
Ed Bullmore
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ed Bullmore
Clinical Unit Cambridge, GlaxoSmithKline, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: meisel@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM EB TG. Performed the experiments: CM. Analyzed the data: CM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AS SHE. Wrote the paper: CM TG.