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Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions can affect the brain, eyes or nervous system. Explore amnesia, Alzheimer's, comas and more.

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Why are there so many great writers with epilepsy?

The writers that crafted Alice and her wonderland, Tiny Tim and the brothers Karamazov had something in common besides extraordinary talent: epilepsy. Do seizures and novels go hand in hand?


People With Cotard's Delusion Are Convinced They're Already Dead

'Walking corpse syndrome' causes people to feel like they're dead, putrefying or missing body parts. Learn more about the condition at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Stuttering Works

Stuttering is linked to a disconnection between language processing and motor function, but its cause is still unknown. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Foreign Accent Syndrome Works

Are patients actually developing a foreign accent, or has something else gone haywire? Learn about foreign accent syndrome at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Motion Sickness Works

Although motion sickness is very common, scientists don't really know why we get it. Learn all about this condition at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Works

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy can result from years of head injuries. Learn about this degenerative neurological disease at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Totally Tone-deaf? The Problem Is in Your Brain, Not Your Ears

A congenital condition called amusia ensures that 4 percent of people won't recognize or enjoy music. Learn more about amusia at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Reversing Paralysis Without Surgery? New Research Shows Promise

New developments may show promise in reversing paralysis. Learn about reversing paralysis without surgery by reading this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

5 Rare Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions include Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. But do you know the rare neurological conditions? Find out here. See more »

What exactly is amnesia?

What is amnesia? Usually we think of head trauma that causes people to forget who they are, but there are other forms of amnesia too. Learn more here. See more »

What is cerebral edema?

Cerebral edema is a condition where the brain's water content increases, causing the pressure inside the skull to rise. Learn more about cerebral edema from this article. See more »