About the Authors

Ricardo Braganca de Vasconcellos Fontes

ricardo_fontes@rush.edu

Affiliations Department of Anatomy, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States of America

Josemberg Silva Baptista

Affiliation Department of Morphology, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, ES, Brazil

Said Rahnamaye Rabbani

Affiliation Department of General Physics, Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Vincent C. Traynelis

Affiliation Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States of America

Edson Aparecido Liberti

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Competing Interests

VCT would like to report working as a consultant and receiving royalties from Medtronic Inc., and fellowship support from Globus Inc., neither of which have any relation with the subject discussed in this manuscript. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RBVF JSB SRR VCT EAL. Performed the experiments: RBVF JSB. Analyzed the data: RBVF JSB EAL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RBVF. Wrote the paper: RBVF JSB SRR VCT EAL.