Electroencephalographic Changes in Epileptics while Viewing TelevisionBr Med J 1973; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5889.378 (Published 17 November 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:378
- C. D. Binnie,
- C. E. Darby,
- A. T. Hindley
Ten consecutive epileptic patients who showed abnormal electroencephalographic (E.E.G.) responses to intermittent photic stimulation have been studied while watching television. Though only two gave a history of television epilepsy nine exhibited spike-wave discharges in the E.E.G. during viewing. This effect occurred when the set was functioning normally but was increased in five subjects when the screen was deliberately caused to flicker.