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Stanford professors Chris Chafe and Josef Parvizi have transformed brain activity from seizure patients into music. This composition details the three main phases of a seizure. Calmness turns into chaos during the actual seizure, before trailing off into a recovery phase. The work could lead to a powerful biofeedback tool for identifying brain patterns associated with seizures.
"Around 0:20, the patient’s seizure starts in the right hemisphere, and the patient is talking and acting normally. Around 1:50, the left hemisphere starts seizing while the right is in a post-ictal state. The patient is mute and confused. At 2:20 both hemispheres are in the post-ictal state.Patient is looking around, still confused, trying to pick at things, and get out of bed " Got this from the page it was posted on.
Seriously though, who would have thought that the waves produced by a seizure would create the same affect as a theremin player with physical Tourette's ? Amazing!
The instrument's controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the relative position of the thereminist's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.
Oh my Lord, that is truly awful. No wonder the person having such a seizure needs time to recover from this. It's as though everything inside is being electrocuted or something and taking over the circuitry of the brain. Thanks for showing this. I thinks it is a good teaching tool.
Remember people, strobe lights and strobing avatars can be a trigger for people suffering from this.
New respect for people and families dealing with this.
reply to post by w8tn4it
Im pretty sure its not what you would hear during a siezure. They took the electrical patterns of the brain during a seizure and converted them into sounds.
Its kind of pseduscience, don't take this too seriously. Yes, brainwaves have an amplitude and frequency, but they have no tone, pitch, or whatever. They applied the “sounds”, to make this sound a certain way, and who knows what type of sounds they applied to it. Even on a paper polygraph you get sounds from brainwaves, and seizures, but in that instance its the clicking of the pens that supply the actual “noise”.