Reducing epileptic seizures through operant conditioning of central nervous system activity: procedural variables

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Science  05 Jan 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4375, pp. 73-75
DOI: 10.1126/science.758682


Operant conditioning of the sensorimotor rhythm of the human electroencephalogram with time-outs contingent on epileptiform activity reduces epileptic seizure rates in patients whose seizures are not well controlled by medication. A comparison of this procedure with time-out training alone demonstrates that operant conditioning of the sensorimotor rhythm is neither necessary nor sufficient for seizure reduction.