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The Brain and Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, specifically the brain.  In simple terms, our nervous system is a communications network that controls every thought, emotion, impression, memory, and movement, essentially defining who we are.  Nerves throughout the body function like telephone lines, enabling the brain to communicate with every part of the body via electrical signals.  In epilepsy, the brain’s electrical rhythms have a tendency to become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures.