Listening In on Seizures
Seizures that leave patients convulsing are easy to diagnose, but subtler seizures can be much harder to recognize. Enter the “brain stethoscope.” Designed by an epilepsy specialist and music researcher, the stethoscope aims to help caregivers recognize seizures by turning patients’ brainwaves into music.
Josef Parvizi is an associate professor of neurology at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California.
Chris Chafe is a composer and director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University in Stanford, California.