Mozart: A new epilepsy treatment?

THE MUSIC of Mozart or John Coltrane could help treat epilepsy patients, research suggests.

A study in 21 epilepsy patients has found their brains react differently to music than those of people without the condition.

Their brainwaves appeared to synchronise with the music of Mozart or Coltrane more than in healthy controls.

"We believe that music could potentially be used as an intervention to help people with epilepsy," said a surprised Dr Christine Charyton, of Ohio State University.

"We hypothesised that music would be processed in the brain differently than silence.

"We did not know if