Watch Dr. Frost on WCCO’s Good Question: What Happens To A Brain During A Seizure?

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For Gopher football coach Jerry Kill, the sudden spike in seizures has been a mystery. For scientists looking into seizures, the inner-workings of the brain is always a mystery. So what is a seizure and what happens inside the brain?

“Everything gets excited, everything gets stimulated like being hit by lightning,” said Dr. Michael Frost, a neurologist with Minnesota Epilepsy Group in St. Paul.

According to Frost, not all seizures are epilepsy, but most seizures that aren’t linked to diabetes are.

He explained epilepsy as “somebody who’s had at least a seizure and is at risk for more.”