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How does a flashing light induce seizures?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Photic stimulation: Eeg's may include the flashing lights in an attempt to de-synchronize cerebral rhythms to prove presence of epilepsy. Seizures may be seen on dance floors with strobe lights if inappropriate frequencies of flashing. All of these evokes a chemical response from glutamate receptors, and subsequent epileptic discharges.

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