Epileptic woman's seizures triggered by Sean Paul's music

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Epilepsy is one of those diseases that is so poorly understood that I am not surprised when I hear interesting triggers for dangerous seizures. However I was a little taken aback by this woman's story. She was able to help doctors determine the cause of her seizures when she noticed that she could trigger them when she heard the song "Temperature" by Reggaeton/Hip Hop artist Sean Paul. Using this information doctors were able to preform a series of surgeries and she hasn't has a seizure since.

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W Thompson's picture
W Thompson says:

It has been said that Dianne Neale also suffered the same seizure-fate whenever she heard Mary Hart's voice. This was parodied on Seinfeld with Kramer being the victim.

"In 1991, Dianne Neale was written up in the New England Journal of Medicine for experiencing epileptic seizures while watching Entertainment Tonight. Seemingly, the problem was caused by the voice of co-host Mary Hart. At the time, Neale’s doctor prescribed anticonvulsant drugs and sternly told her not to watch the show." -NY Times

posted on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 5:34pm
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

earth to lady "dont listen to sean paul"


posted on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 7:32pm
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

yeah lady dont listen to his music, anymore is not that great anywaise

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:50am
BLB's picture
BLB says:

That a little ODD, well she probably don't understand anything sean paul is saying, WHO DOES?, so her seizure was probably triggered by his JiBbErIsH! Im sorry to hear that though.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:01am
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

yeah what is he saying anywaise, all i hear is temperature throughout the whole music,,
yeap yeap my advice just dont listen to his songs

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:01am
diamond2008's picture
diamond2008 says:

don't listen to that song then you're not force too.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:02am
LEE's picture
LEE says:

she shouldn't have been listening to that song to begin with. Listen to other songs that wouldn't trigger the seizures.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:05am
Jefflemus00's picture
Jefflemus00 says:

I love that song!

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:12am
Francis Quoi's picture
Francis Quoi says:

this song is the best

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 11:13am
Ren's picture
Ren says:

But here's an interesting point, by listening to that song (and if she liked it, she should be able to listen to - there is no accounting for taste), she was able to discover that it was a trigger. By bringing that all to the doctors, they were able to test, perform surgery, and, hopefully, learn more about the disorder.

posted on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 4:32pm
nelson.robin's picture
nelson.robin says:

man that song is off the chain oh ma god. thats crazy i think doctors should have been tried that a long time ago.... do the late that noticed that get money for that?????

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:13am
hawa's picture
hawa says:

i know me too

posted on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 1:25pm
JARVIS's picture
JARVIS says:

I thought seizures could only be caused by flashing lights or if there was something medically wrong with your brain? Either way, just dont listen to sean paul if you get seizures.

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 9:10am
Candice_318's picture
Candice_318 says:

It really has nothing to do with Sean Paul. He aint tell her "Aye, you gotta listen to this". Even though you prolly wouldn't understand wtf he's sayin. She chose to listen to music period. It couldn't been Beethoven Sympony. Would they be makin a big deal then? Hell, it coulda been Britney Spears. Everyday ppl have these things, so why is her story so special?

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 9:16am

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