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Musicogenic seizures

A Musicogenic Seizure is a rare medical condition featuring epileptic-like seizures after exposure to music.

The seizures can be immediate, or delayed by a few minutes after heaing music - occasionally hours.

The mainstream current viewpoint is that the condition may be associated with a strong emotional response to the music rather than the musical sounds themselves. And that these emotional responses somehow cause adverse bio-chemical and/or bio-electrical changes in the brain which trigger the seizures. However, there is no concrete understanding of the possible mechanisms involved.

The scientific literature on this topic is very limited. Individual case studies have stated that patients report techniques they use to stop seizures such as distraction, but these have not been explored. Online forums seem to suggest the condition is more common than the scientific literature states, and so may be a useful resource to consider.

Source :Bioscience Horizons, Volume 10, 2017

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