AI in Healthcare September 6, 2021
Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated an AI-based system for untangling the meandering routes taken by electric stimulation pulses delivered to a single region of the brain.
In a study published Sept. 2 in Plos Computational Biology, neurosurgeon Kai Miller, MD, PhD, and colleagues describe their work with the system on a patient with a brain tumor.
The aim of the investigation was to uncover interactions among and between brain regions affected by the electric current both directly and indirectly.
Prior research in this area assumed a form for how one brain area will respond to stimulation in another area, Miller and co-authors explain.
By contrast, their approach “discovers the shape of the response in time from the data.”