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What causes seizures, and how can we treat them?
Nearly 3,000 years ago, a Babylonian tablet described a curious illness called "miqtu" that caused symptoms ranging from facial twitching to full body convulsions. Today we know miqtu as seizures, and modern medicine has developed numerous treatments for those experiencing them. So what causes seizures, and is there any way to stop them from happening? Christopher E. Gaw investigates. [Directed by Bálint Gelley, CUB Animation Ltd, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by József Iszlai].