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The Brain: Teaching Modules

Understanding the Brain Through Epilepsy

In the midst of a young boy's epileptic seizure, Dr. Fritz Dreifuss describes what is happening to him on a medical level. He explains that a lack of adequate inhibitory neurotransmitter function leads to an "electrical storm" in the brain. Different types of treatment are covered, including valproic acid and radical surgeries, along with how and why they are effective.

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