Rapper Sean Paul's Music Triggers Seizures in Woman

Stacey Gayle suffered from a most unusual illness: the music of Jamaican rapper Sean Paul [official website | wiki] triggered her seizures!

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" on her iPod for doctors. Soon after, she suffered three seizures.

Doctors named this "musicogenic epilepsy" and later performed surgery to cure Stacey of her strange illness.


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You are NOT ALONE if you can't understand Sean Paul. His own version of English will leave you scratching your head.

Here is an example!

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Just finished reading Oliver Sacks' fascinating book, Musicophilia, which recounts several examples of what seems to precisely the same condition, albeit not triggered by Jamaican rappers.
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