Take Two®

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by A Martínez

Epilepsy study reveals the brain in action

by Amy Standen, The California Report | Take Two®

69129 full
Nate Bennett relaxes in his hospital bed, waiting to detect changes as tiny jolts of electricity enter his brain. KQED Science

People with serious epilepsy are debilitated by seizures. Surgery can cure the problem, but only after doctors learn exactly where and how seizures are triggered. That requires watching the human brain in action.

The California Report's Amy Standen found one patient that has volunteered to let scientists study his brain by opening it up. 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy Take Two®? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC