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Traditional approaches to focal
epileptic surgery rely in the identification and resection of the epileptic
zone. However, a significant minority of epileptic patients continue to
experience seizures after surgery, a fact that shows how difficult it is to
define this concept. In this work we will review some of the recent advances in
the use of complex network theory and synchronization analysis in the study
of neurophysiological epileptic records which shed new light on fragmented
understanding of the epilepsy dynamic we have today. More important would be
the potential treatments which could be implemented from the new information
and change of perspective gathered by using this methodology, particularly the
substitution of the traditional resective surgery in temporal lobe epilepsy patients.
The study examines money supply and inflation rate in Nigeria. Secondary data that ranged between 1970-2008 were sourced from the CBN Statistical Bulletin. The study used Vector Auto Regressive (VAR) model. The stationary properties of the model were also explored. The results revealed that money supply and exchange rate were stationary at the level while oil revenue and interest rate were stationary at the first difference. Results from the causality test indicate that there exists a unidirectional causality between money supply and inflation rate as well as interest rate and inflation rate. The causality test runs from money supply to inflation, from the interest rate to inflation and from interest rate to money supply. The paper concludes that government should use the level of inflation as an operational guide in measuring the effectiveness of its monetary policy.