Musicogenic epilepsy is a form
of reflex or affective epilepsy, and involves autonomic,
behavioral, cognitive, and emotional reactions to selected musical
stimuli. The associated musicogenic seizures are generally
believed to be caused by the juxtaposition of musical sounds and
frequencies that are incomprehensible to the human brain, or that
evoke emotional reactions shocking to the psyche.
Sound frightening? It's just
the normal state of things on Deedlecast, and this week's
Deedlecast is designed to get all your synapses firing: This
is your brain on music. If you happen to be prone to such
seizures, please refrain from enjoying Deedlecast while driving or
operating heavy machinery.
Also, if a rude word or two flips your switch, be warned there are
a few in this show.