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Epileptic Seizures and the Brain

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What is a Seizure?
A brief demonstration of how normal neurons communicate compared to overly excited neurons that cause seizures in the brain.


Functional Regions of the Brain
This animation describes the functional regions that the brain is divided into and the associated symptoms that are experienced when a seizure occurs in each of these regions.


Classification of Epileptic Seizures
A brief demonstration of the different types of epileptic seizures based on the International Classification of Epileptic Seizures.


Surgery
This animation demonstrates one of the types of brain surgery used to treat epileptic seizures.