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Curr Biol. 2017 May 22;27(10):R394-R397. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.067.

Neuroscience: When a Single Image Can Cause a Seizure.

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1
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: chris.honey@jhu.edu.
2
Krembil Neuroscience Center, Toronto M5T 2S8, Canada; Division of Fundamental Neurobiology, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, Toronto M5T 2S8, Canada; Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto M5T 2S8, Canada.

Abstract

It has been known since classical antiquity that viewing particular images can trigger seizures in some individuals. Now we have a clue to the mechanism, as many of these images amplify 30-80 Hz rhythmic activity in the visual brain.

PMID:
28535393
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.067
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