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Epilepsy study reveals the brain in action




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