Listening In on Seizures

12:00 minutes

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.


Segment Guests

Josef Parvizi

Josef Parvizi is an associate professor of neurology at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California.

Chris Chafe

Chris Chafe is a composer and director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

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