reply to post by swanne
My belief is there are numerous types of seizure activity.
Not necessarily the one you are describing unless you are on death row and awaiting the chair..
You are trying to describe, in my opinion the after effect, where the seizure activity RESULTS in excessive impulses in the brain.
but I don't think heightened activity in the brian results in seizures..unless you shock the brain purposely
But for certain, one other type of seizure activity, is temporary blockage of blood supply, moments before seizure activity..
Survival mode,the body goes into seizure, attempting to dislodge the blockage of one of the main arterys to the brain..
most likely happening in the spine,skull or shoulder/collar bone region..
Another type of seizure activity is febrile seizures caused by excessive rise/constant high temperature...
this would not be caused by either of the descriptions above..
You have been waiting how long? Just to say what....that short sentence..
Epileptic seizures is a term used to describe the diagnose of having more than one seizure activity in a lifetime.
Otherwise the diagnose and term would just be seizure activity..let me look that one up for sure....
Phew I have been waiting along time to contribute that also...
I believe the percentage used is obviously much more then 10 percent, at any given moment.
but certainly not 100 percentage usage throughout the brain, at any given moment.
A very high percentage has and will be used at one time or another throughout the course of a lifetime..
there is also neuro-plasticity to be taken in consideration with this subject..
and also the infant brain,where numerous pathways are firing during the first years..
then the child's brain goes through a trimming process and eliminates most pathways to establish shorter and faster routes.
which also happens throughout adulthood with adult brains for memory recall.
The human brain is very complicated and one of the last frontiers in the human body.
edit on 7-2-2014 by nitetrain because: (no reason