"At ECN lab, we work towards finding how epilepsy affects the brain pathways, including subcortical structures like the thalamus and basal ganglia,  and how stimulation of the brain modulates the structures towards understanding the probable mechanisms of neuromodulation therapies." Dr. Pati

About us

We are a computational neuroscience lab located in the University of Alabama at Birmingham


Epilepsy and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory



Find out about our research!

  • A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy
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Meet the team!

  • Four new NSF grants — three in neuroscience — deepen UAB’s research portfolio, forge collaborations

Brain networks, epilepsy and behavior

Epilepsy is considered a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and cognitive dysfunctions varying from person-to-person. Epilepsy is characterized by a tendency to have repetitive and unpredictable seizures, that affect normal brain functioning. It affects nearly 3.4 million people nationwide. Surgical intervention as a treatment is only effective if the epileptogenic zone (EZ) can be well localized. However, epilepsy goes beyond a single region from which it originates. It’s a network disorder and often involves critical deep brain structures such as the thalamus.  


A list of our publications in found here, please feel free to explore.

  • UAB leads effort to set guidelines for fMRI use in epilepsy surgery