Epilepsy Talk

Laugh a little — it’s good for your health!

June 27, 2018
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They say that “laughter is the best medicine.”

Well, believe it or not, it could help your EEG results!


Wishing you a blessed Christmas…

December 24, 2017
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May all your hopes come true…

May you be seizure-free…


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017
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New year’s blessings to all my Epilepsy Talk friends.


Laughter as effective as cocaine?

January 27, 2012
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Yup. A comic cartoon fires up the same brain centre as a shot of cocaine, researchers report.

A team at Stanford University in California asked lab mates, spouses and friends to select the wittiest newspaper cartoons from a portfolio. They showed the winning array to 16 volunteers while peering inside their heads with an MRI.

The cartoons activated the same reward circuits in the brain that are tickled by cocaine, money or a pretty face, the neuroscientists found. (Wow!)


What’s Your Favorite Joke?

May 28, 2011
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They say that “laughter is the best medicine.”

Well, believe it or not, it could help your EEG results!

For example, scientists traced the brainwave activity of people responding to funny material. They were hooked up to an (EEG) and their brain activity was measured when they laughed…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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