Music may be Key to Prevent Seizures

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 03, 2013

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Music may be Key to Prevent Seizures

A group of network experts, musicians, neuroscientists and computers scientists collaborated for a research on the treatment of epilepsy, co-ordinated by Italian Association for the Research on Brain & Spinal Cord Disease (ARCEM) and Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research of Italy.

The study objective was to analyse how musical patterns can be linked to data taken from a patient's EEG recordings, wherein European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) grouped together high-performance network links.


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The study assessed long sequences of data using different sets of parameters, high quality audio and animation files produced for each EEG data sequence. The GÉANT network was used by the research panel which helped seamlessly transport data to and from scientists all over Europe. The network will facilitate medical innovation and scientific research that could help 50 millions suffering from epilepsy.


[Read: Tips to Prevent Epilepsy]


Researchers believe that data sonification (the act of altering numerical data into sound signals) will help emphasise and show the symptoms of temporal patterns located in the EEGs of epileptic patients, to recognise a possible seizure before it happens. It could be the groundbreaking method in seizure prevention, enhancing the quality of life for millions epilepsy sufferers.


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