Towards dynamical network biomarkers in neuromodulation of episodic migraine

Markus A. Dahlem*, Sebastian Rode, Arne May, Naoya Fujiwara, Yoshito Hirata, Kazuyuki Aihara, Juergen Kurths

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Computational methods have complemented experimental and clinical neurosciences and led to improvements in our understanding of the nervous systems in health and disease. In parallel, neuromodulation in form of electric and magnetic stimulation is gaining increasing acceptance in chronic and intractable diseases. In this paper, we firstly explore the relevant state of the art in fusion of both developments towards translational computational neuroscience. Then, we propose a strategy to employ the new theoretical concept of dynamical network biomarkers (DNB) in episodic manifestations of chronic disorders. In particular, as a first example, we introduce the use of computational models in migraine and illustrate on the basis of this example the potential of DNB as early-warning signals for neuromodulation in episodic migraine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-294
Number of pages13
JournalTranslational neuroscience
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

Bibliographical note

The authors kindly acknowledge the support of M.A.D. from the undesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF 01GQ1109) and of A.M.
by the German Research Foundation (SFB936/ A5). N.F., Y.H., and K.A. are supported by the Aihara Innovative Mathematical Modelling Project, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through its ”Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program),“ initiated by
the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP). The authors also kindly acknowledge helpful discussions with Luonan Chen and Rui Liu


  • Migraine
  • Neuromodulation
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Biomarkers
  • Spreading depression
  • Hodgkin-Huxley models
  • Central pattern generator
  • Pain
  • Cortical spreading depression
  • actvity patterns
  • controlled-trial
  • visual-cortex
  • basal ganglia
  • aura
  • model
  • headache
  • stimulation
  • triggers


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