A Study to Evaluate Electrophysiology of Deep Brain Stimulation


About this study

The primary purpose of this study is to map the electrophysiological properties of deep brain stimulation (DBS) targets and associated areas by analyzing signals recorded for clinical purposes.  Electrophysiological properties such as spike statistics, power spectral density, spike-field coupling, and phase-amplitude coupling may be correlated to anatomic structures.  An atlas with these properties could improve DBS lead targeting.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:  

  • Patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients not undergo DBS surgery.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kai Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Thomas Richner Ph.D.

(507) 422-2120


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