Miss fits

 

 

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Poets, dreamers, painters, writers

we are all epilepsy fighters.

When we go outside, to play for a while,

Please do not pity, snub or revile.

 

 

Miss fits ~ Hey Momma

 

"God Spot"
That’s a term you come across a lot when you Google ‘weird seizure 
experiences’.  It refers to epilepsy that originates in the temporal 
lobes, the parts of brain on either side of our head, behind our ears.
When one or both of the temporal lobes seize, millions of misfiring 
neurons can wreak havoc on functions like memory, emotional 
responses, speech, processing sounds and smells—even our feelings of 
conviction and insight.

This may go some of the way to explaining why temporal lobe epilepsy 
has become famous for causing mystical or religious seizures.

‘The most striking aspect of these people is that not only during the
 seizures, but “interictally”— between the seizures—they have 
tremendous religious experiences and mystical experiences,’ says 
VS Ramachandran, a renowned Indian neuroscientist who became obsessed 
with temporal lobe epilepsy in the 1990s.

‘They say things like, “during the seizure, I experience God—I see 
the meaning of the universe, the true meaning of the universe, 
for the first time in my life. I understand my place in the cosmic 
scheme of things.” That’s what they say. Sometimes they’ll actually 
say, “I’m talking to God”, or “God is talking to me”.’

Ramachandran’s research was the first clinical evidence to link 
religious experience with the temporal lobes. However, 
it still doesn’t explain why some people have transcendent or 
religious experiences during their seizures.                           
God in a seiz

The phenomenon of hypergraphia, or the tendency toward extensive 
and, in some cases, compulsive writing is prolific, in 
temporal lobe epilepsy.
                  © 1974 by the American Academy of Neurology

 

Doctor Whom?

 

Epilepsy Support – New Zealand and Australia
@epilepsysupportNZandAustralia

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