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What is the kindling effect?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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In brief: Kindling effect
The word kindling is a metaphor, the increase in responce to small stimuli is similar to the way small burning twigs can produce large fire.
It is used to study the effects of repeated seizures on the brain.A seizure may increase the likelihood of more seizures to come.Repeated stimulaion lowers the threshhood for more seizures.In both humansand animals evidence support this hypothesis kindling.

In brief: Kindling effect
The word kindling is a metaphor, the increase in responce to small stimuli is similar to the way small burning twigs can produce large fire.
It is used to study the effects of repeated seizures on the brain.A seizure may increase the likelihood of more seizures to come.Repeated stimulaion lowers the threshhood for more seizures.In both humansand animals evidence support this hypothesis kindling.
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