journal Seizure, found a ‘novel case of photosensitivity’ occurred when taking
number of those with epilepsy, and can cause them to have seizures when exposed
to flashing, flickering, or shimmering lights.
particular screen resolutions on TVs or computers.
three-day EEG trial involving a teenage girl.
activity” on the brain monitor occurred when the girl took selfies – activity
that is normally associated with an epileptic seizure.
phenomenon down to two potential causes – the flashing light of a phone camera,
or the pulsing LED light designed to get rid of red eye.
selfies being potentially dangerous in some circumstances because people don’t
think,” said Dr. Paula Brna, lead author of the study.
though; and more work will have to be conducted in order to see if it has wider