Neuroscience: When a Single Image Can Cause a Seizure

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


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.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Brain
  • Epilepsy, Reflex*
  • Humans
  • Neurosciences*
  • Seizures