Stroboscopic light effects during electronic dance music festivals and photosensitive epilepsy: a cohort study and case report
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    Photo-sensitive epilepsy caused by strobe lights, etc, at religious services

    I'm just a real person, commenting on much I've seen in my real life.

    I enjoyed the article about Seizures that may be caused by strobe lights at club parties.

    It should be noted that Photo-sensitive Epileptic seizures can also be caused by some types of religious services, including Pentecostal-type Christian church services. These services can also cause seizures with thumpy-thump trick-bass music, and certain types of incense or scented candles.

    Church of God in Christ (COGIC),
    Assembly of God,
    United Pentecostal Church,
    White Dove,
    many non-demoninationals, etc., all make use of:
    strobe lights;
    other types of lights (various speeds and colors);
    fast, thumpy, jittering or swaying musical rhythms;
    fast, thumpy, jittering or swaying body-movement rhythms;
    galloping floor pulses, sometimes combined with ultra-slow floor pulses, tricked out as if caused by a strobe-"Sound" machine (whether music-caused, or from a separate vibrating machine);
    and/or sometimes scents,
    in order to make the congregation ultra, extra excited to bring the people into the "Spirit".

    I've visited some types of these services, partly out of curiosity, since I was a teen. Including even an Assembly of God funeral at which people started wiggling and laughing, I assume due to the bright flashing lights and percussion rhythms.

    Some charismatic-type services are quiete...

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