Video game epilepsy in the twentieth century: A review

Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, Armin Malekian, Amir H. Jafari Rouhi, Mohammad Barzgar, W. Jerry Oakes

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Introduction: Visually evoked seizures have been reported for almost 2,000 years. This source of seizure activity, however, seems to have increased recently with the advent of new technologies used for television and computer games. Methods: The present paper reviews the literature regarding this interesting phenomenon. Results: After our review, it does appear that visually evoked seizures have increased in frequency during the twentieth century. Conclusions: We believe that knowledge of visually evoked seizures may aid neuroscientists in further exploration of the pathophysiology of seizure activity and its related preventive measures. Further studies are necessary to prove the etiology of such seizure activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • History
  • Reflex epilepsy
  • Seizure
  • Television
  • Video game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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