Epilepsy

Organoids

Lab-Grown Mini-Brains Spontaneously Produced ‘Human-Like’ Brain Waves for the First Time

The electrical activity of the lab-grown mini-brains was similar to that seen in premature infants and may help researchers understand brain development disorders.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.19.18
Science Solved It

Did 'Pokemon' Actually Give Kids Seizures In the 90s?

An investigation.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.31.17
gif it up

A Court Will Decide if a GIF Can Be Considered a ‘Deadly Weapon'

Cases like this have strong implications for the roughly 10,000 people with photosensitive epilepsy in the US.
Naomi LaChance
3.21.17
Epilepsy

So How Exactly Does a GIF Cause a Seizure?

Scientists can identify the triggers of photosensitive epileptic seizures, like strobes, but working out why these seizures happen is a little harder.
Ben Sullivan
3.20.17
Epilepsy

Researchers Are One Step Closer to Mind Reading in Real Time

Analyzing brain waves transmitted via electrodes, lets researchers see what the person is perceiving.
Emiko Jozuka
1.29.16
Music

Neuroscientists Uncover More Evidence Linking Epileptic Seizures and Music

Mozart and John Coltrane, in particular.
Michael Byrne
8.9.15
Drugs

The First 3D-Printed Drug Has Been Approved in the US

Spritam is an epilepsy drug that claims to dissolve more easily owing to its 3D-printed structure.
Victoria Turk
8.4.15
Clint Eastwood

How Do You Make a Memory? This Study Puts Us Closer to the Answer

Researchers got people’s brains to associate Clint Eastwood with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and encode it in their neurons.
Victoria Turk
7.1.15
Epilepsy

This Device Reads Your Mind and Types Your Thoughts

This 'brain-to-text' device could help make the internet of brains possible.
Jason Koebler
6.19.15
Epilepsy

How Zapping the Brain With Electricity Can Help Fight Disease

A team of neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School have developed the first unifying theory of how electrical stimulation hacks the brain.
William Herkewitz
10.1.14