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How epilepsy patients are teaching Stanford scientists more about the brain

Earlier this fall, we linked to a KQED piece highlighting how treating and researching patients with severe epilepsy is helping scientists understand functions of the human brain. That piece spotlighted Nate Bennett, a Stanford Hospital patient, and the work of his physician, neurologist Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD; this morning a longer, more in-depth version of the story aired on NPR.

Previously: Implanting electrodes to treat epilepsy, better understand the brainAsk Stanford Med: Neurologist answers your questions on drug-resistant epilepsyWe’ve got your number: Exact spot in brain where numeral recognition takes place revealed and Metamorphosis: At the push of a button, a familiar face becomes a strange one

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