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Photosensitive Epilepsy and Visual Discomfort

  • A. Wilkins
Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)

Abstract

Photosensitive epilepsy is interesting partly because it is the most common form of reflex epilepsy, and the discovery of techniques for preventing seizures may be of practical significance, and partly because the visual system is better understood than other sensory systems, and inferences about physiological mechanisms can therefore be made. As will be shown in this chapter, the inferences may help explain not only seizures but also the visual discomfort experienced by people who do not have epilepsy.

Keywords

Spatial Frequency Visual Cortex Visual Discomfort Paroxysmal Activity Michelson Contrast 
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