Brainstorm follows the stories of people whose medical diagnoses are so strange even their doctor struggles to know how to solve them. A man who sees cartoon characters running across the room; a girl whose world turns all Alice in Wonderland; another who transforms into a ragdoll whenever she even thinks about moving. The one thing these people have in common is epilepsy.
Epileptic seizures occur when there’s a sudden, unwanted electrical discharge in the brain. These brainstorms are otherwise known as epilepsy. Historically, epilepsy has been our single greatest model for mapping and understanding the brain. It still is, and in this eye-opening and why.