Invasive Electrophysiology

Prof. Tonicarlo Velasco, Prof. João Pereira Leite

The program’s most recent line of research focuses on exploring the possible clinical and research applications of the invasive electrophysiology of video-electroencephalography in the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy. This line of research provides training in the performance and interpretation of electroencephalogram (EEG), video-electroencephalography, and invasive methods of recording brain activity to assess and diagnose abnormal electrophysiological events, especially those related to epileptic phenomena, with application in diagnosis and specialized treatment. Indication and planning of surgical treatment for refractory epilepsies. A master’s dissertation in this line of research has already been defended.


 Ongoing research projects

Can the foramen ovale electrode identify the epileptogenic zone in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy when surface EEG fails?

Sympathetic skin response in leprosy patients