KCUR Arts
10:20 am
Wed August 28, 2002

Musical Model of an Epileptic Seizure

Epilepsy affects as many as 2.8 million Americans. In a rare collaboration, researchers have composed a musical model of an epileptic seizure.

Kansas City, Missouri – The seizure disorder known as epilepsy affects as many as 2.8 million Americans. In a rare collaboration, researchers at the University of Kansas Music Department have composed a musical model of an epileptic seizure. It's based on Mozart's Symphony Number 40 and, as KCUR's Steve Walker reports, may topple some barriers to understanding the disease.