Non-Classical Algorithm to Control Epileptiform Regime in the Small Population of Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons

Borisenok S.

7th International Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences (ICENS 2021), Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 23 - 27 July 2021, pp.60-66

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-66
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


The model for controlling epilepsy discussed here is based on the seizures suppression experimental methods via the electrical stimulation of brain. It has a potential of “fine tuning” according to the epileptic pathology specifics of patients. We consider here a simplified case of an artificial neural network (ANN) with the Hodgkin-Huxley elements providing the necessary variety of dynamical regimes: individual neuron spikes and bursts which could cause the hyper-synchronized behavior of epileptiform type in the whole network. We perform a fine control of the ANN dynamics with a single element which plays two roles: it detects the coming seize and send a feedback signal to other neurons to suppress the epileptiform dynamics. To increase the quality and efficiency of the control we study non-classical (based on the quantum paradigm) algorithm. Recently we demonstrated the ability of a single Hodgkin-Huxley neuron to emulate some quantum classification and searching algorithms in a relatively profitable way. Here we reproduce our approach to detect and suppress epileptiform dynamics in the small ANN. The feedback loop to other neurons could be based on optimal / suboptimal gradient approaches or on an artificial attractor forming in the dynamical system. We study the efficiency and robustness of our proposed algorithm and discuss its pros and cons to compare with our recent classical algorithm-based model of the epileptiform suppression.