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‘InFocus’ focused on EEG and neurodegenerative diseases


At the InFocus event organized by SABITA, focusing on understanding neurodegenerative diseases, the role of brain oscillations and EEG was discussed. At the scientific event, researchers shared important findings in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.


The seventh InFocus event was organized by Istanbul Medipol University Research Institute for Health Sciences and Technologies (SABITA). The scientific event focused on the role of EEG in understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia. The School of Medicine Faculty Member Prof. Bahar Güntekin made the opening speech of the event, where scientists conducting research on the subject took part as speakers. In her speech, Güntekin emphasized the importance of scientific collaborations and stated that the event hosted by our university is valuable for the research ecosystem. Giving a presentation titled “EEG Event-Related Oscillations in Dementia and their Modulation with Gamma Entrainment”, Güntekin discussed how the differentiation between individuals with different types of dementia and healthy individuals was determined as a result of the studies conducted with the oscillation method. Mentioning that their expertise in this field over the years brought them to a new field of research, Güntekin stated that her recent studies focused on the modulation of brain oscillations with audio-visual stimuli. Prof. Agustín Ibáñez discussed the role of allostatic interoception in neurodegenerative diseases in his speech titled “Allostatic Interoception in Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorder”. Prof. Görsev Yener also delivered a speech titled “The Resting State Gamma Connectivity Alterations are Associated with Brain Atrophy and CSF P-TAU in Early – Onset Ad”. Speaking at the event, Prof. Claudio Babiloni talked about the importance of EEG as a biomarker, especially in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Prof. Babiloni, who is one of the pioneers in this field, stated that in his recent studies he has examined the changes in the level of consciousness of people with these diseases and the correspondence of these changes in EEG rhythms, and that alpha frequencies play a critical role in this context.

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