Can a haircut cause brain damage?

KP_PC k.p.collins at
Thu Oct 23 05:48:14 EST 2003

"neepy" <dsutherland7 at> wrote in message
news:d4bd1f7c.0310220707.421cf685 at
| "Dag Stenberg" <dag.stenberg at> wrote in
message news:<bn5f3c$cpe$1 at>...
| > In bionet.neuroscience NMF <neil.fournier at> wrote:
| > > Some epileptics will have seizures triggered during the actual
| > > and "cutting" of the hair.  That has been reported a few times
in the
| > > literature.
| >
| > Could you give one literature reference? Just one to start with.
| > only. If possible.
| >
| > Dag Stenberg
| Sorry to barge in... never heard of a search engine Dag?  Took me
| seconds to find this:
| Simply rubbing a small area of skin may be enough to trigger
| seizures in certain patients.
| Research in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
| details a number of cases in which patting different parts of the
| brought on attacks.
| In one, a 31-year-old man found that having a haircut seemed to
| to a seizure.
| [...]

Obviously, in the case you cite, brain damage
isn't caused by the "haircut' [the external stim-

The external stimulus triggers a previously-exist-
ing condition [which can result in "brain damage"].

What the query under discussion entails is finding
an example of a haircut causing brain damage
=directly= - no intervening stuff.

Fire up your "search engine" :-]


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