Friday, March 10, 2006

Mind Hacks

To fill in the gaps in my blog and provide some quality links, I go surfing for websites that have relavant information on epilepsy. I was especially pleased to find this website: Mind Hacks.

It focuses on neuroscience and psychology, and includes a number of entries about epilepsy. To save some time, I'm going to wholesale repost their entry (thanks Vaughan):

Excellent All in the Mind on epilepsy:
Last week's edition of ABC Radio National's All in the Mind was an excellent programme on the science, experience and treatment of epilepsy.

The programme talks to several neurologists about what causes the curious condition and how it is being treated.

Also featured on the programmme is Gail Williams, a 16 year old girl who had epilepsy since the age of 4, an experience which included seeing unusual hallucinations before she lost consciousness.

Gail's epilepsy was particularly serious, and was eventually given brain surgery which has since stopped her seizures. She describes the experience of the surgery and life before and after epilepsy.

This is one of the most comprehensive and engaging programmes I've yet heard on the condition. Half an hour well spent.

mp3 or realaudio of programme.
Link to transcript.
Link to Epilepsy Action information pages.

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