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How is it that I can see auras?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: Unclear question

Migraines and some epilepsies (seizures) commonly have visual auras since they affect the areas if the brain that process vision, but it's hard to tell what you mean by aura.
Epilepsies that start in other areas of the brain would have auras related to the function of those areas instead.

In brief: Unclear question

Migraines and some epilepsies (seizures) commonly have visual auras since they affect the areas if the brain that process vision, but it's hard to tell what you mean by aura.
Epilepsies that start in other areas of the brain would have auras related to the function of those areas instead.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Cortical activity

Visual auras are due to electric activity in or close to your primary visual cortex brodmann area 17 or the supplementary visual centers (area 19 etc).
The visual phenomena may continue during the actual seizure but you will probably not remember them.

In brief: Cortical activity

Visual auras are due to electric activity in or close to your primary visual cortex brodmann area 17 or the supplementary visual centers (area 19 etc).
The visual phenomena may continue during the actual seizure but you will probably not remember them.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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