Monitoring and Visualizing Brain Activity in Real-time During Brain Surgery

Watch this video to learn more about a thin film that combines an electrode grid and LEDs to both track and produce a visual representation of the brain’s activity in real-time during surgery.

“Neurosurgeons could see and stop a seizure before it spreads, view what brain areas are involved in different cognitive processes, and visualize the functional extent of tumor spread. This work will provide a powerful tool for the difficult task of removing a tumor from the most sensitive brain areas,” said Daniel Cleary , one of the study’s coauthors, a neurosurgeon and assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University.