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    Proof that bad music is bad for your health

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

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    Brain surgery lets woman listen to music

    By FRANK ELTMAN
    Associated Press Writer


    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Now that surgeons have operated on Stacey Gayle's brain, her favorite musician no longer makes her ill. Four years after being diagnosed with epilepsy, Gayle recently underwent brain surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center to cure a rare condition known as musicogenic epilepsy.

    Gayle, a 25-year-old customer service employee at a bank in Alberta, Canada, was suffering as many as 10 grand mal seizures a day, despite being treated with medications designed to control them. The condition became so bad she eventually had to quit her job and leave the church choir where she sang.

    Eighteen months ago, she began to suspect that music by reggae and hip-hop artist Sean Paul was triggering some of her seizures. She recalled being at a barbecue and collapsing when the Jamaican rapper's music started playing, and then remembered having a previous seizure when she heard his music.

    Her suspicions were confirmed on a visit to the Long Island medical center last February, when she played Paul's hit "Temperature" (click link for a refresher) on her iPod for doctors. Soon after, she suffered three seizures.

    "Being that the seizures could be triggered by the music, this was a very interesting opportunity to study Stacey's brain," said Dr. Ashesh Mehta, the hospital's director of epilepsy surgery.

    During the first surgery, doctors implanted more than 100 electrodes in the right side of her brain to pinpoint the abnormal area of her brain.

    The surgeons followed that procedure with a second surgery to remove the electrodes, along with parts of her brain suspected of causing the seizures.

    "We used the latest techniques, including image guidance, to pinpoint the areas of abnormality, and the operating microscope to perform the procedure during a four-hour operation," Mehta said.

    Within three days, the woman was released from the hospital and has not experienced a seizure since.

    "I always live each day like it's my last," she said. "I want to show others that life does not end at epilepsy. I know I have what it takes to succeed."

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    That music makes me gag uncontrollably, which is similar but not as severe.

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    Screamo rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
    Screamo rocks.
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    I listen to a lot of death metal, grind, and expirimental music. I've never had any health problems. It sucks that hiphop (while I generally can't stand this genre) could give someone a seizure.

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    Sean Paul is the shizniblet, nephew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croscoe View Post
    I listen to a lot of death metal, grind, and expirimental music. I've never had any health problems. It sucks that hiphop (while I generally can't stand this genre) could give someone a seizure.
    Sean Paul is not hiphop...

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    I don't even know who Sean Paul is.

    Regarding music being good or bad for you: I will say that a lot of music is the soundtrack of my life. Music is a "universal language" that we can all understand. When music "speaks to me" or moves me to feel certain emotions...that is one of the best feelings there is in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17 View Post
    I don't even know who Sean Paul is.

    Regarding music being good or bad for you: I will say that a lot of music is the soundtrack of my life. Music is a "universal language" that we can all understand. When music "speaks to me" or moves me to feel certain emotions...that is one of the best feelings there is in my opinion.
    Its also why its almost impossible to argue what is good music. Unless you are discussing on a purely technical level of musical ability, most music is personal. I don't specifically like genres. Heck I don't even like specific musicians. Sometimes if I dig a song, I might dislike everything else by the artist (actually thats usually the case)

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    Well said Mael. Everyones idea of good or bad music is different. I also have found songs that I really liked, but when I heard other stuff by the artist...it just wasn't for me. That's sometimes surprising...because my musical tastes are fairly diverse.
    Last edited by cycle17; 01-19-08 at 10:21 AM. Reason: spelling
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