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Q: epilepsy ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   8 Comments )
Subject: epilepsy
Category: Health
Asked by: vivbabe76-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2006 11:21 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2006 11:21 PDT
Question ID: 766646
can 3d movies an laser light shows cause people with epilepsy to have a seizure
Subject: Re: epilepsy
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 19 Sep 2006 11:38 PDT
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
Hello vivbabe76~

According to Epilepsy Support "laser light shows can cause seizures."
("Common Sense Precautions:"

Razor 3D warns that "If you have epilepsy, stereo 3D viewing is not
recommended." ("Help and FAQ:" )

Not every person with epilepsy will have trouble with 3D or light
shows, but some will.

epilepsy "laser light show"
epilepsy "3D move"
vivbabe76-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
Looking for something more thorough. I could have done thar. As for
the sd movies that site does really help. It pertains more video games
not movies.

Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: cynthia-ga on 19 Sep 2006 12:58 PDT

You must not know how Google Answers works! 

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Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: vivbabe76-ga on 19 Sep 2006 13:42 PDT
your right. I do not not know how this works. Thank god! I would hope
that people for the most part can figure it out for themselves. I do
not however apreciate the harrassment!! I paid to get an answer (which
i didn't) not to be harrassed by a stranger!
Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: cynthia-ga on 19 Sep 2006 14:39 PDT

I don't mean to sound harrassing, for that I apologize, --it's just
frustrating to Researchers is all. The option to ask for more
information -- "Ask For Clarification" is on the same page you were
looking at to give the one star rating, we get confused as to how
people can miss it.

Also, you asked a "yes" or "no" question (omitting the ?) --and it was
answered as stated. "YES" with citations. Perhaps you didn't
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I apologize for sounding anything less than professional.

Best Regards,
Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: kriswrite-ga on 19 Sep 2006 14:46 PDT
Hi vivbabe~

Yes, I would have been happy to provide you with different
information...if I had known what you were looking for. Another time,
you'll have a happier outcome if you explain what sort of resources
you require (even how many links you want) from the get-go. And don't
be afraid to ask for clarification. :)

Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: cynthia-ga on 19 Sep 2006 15:29 PDT

I did a quick search for you. Your question is related to a variant of
"photosensitive epilepsy" ..  You can start searching here, there is
plenty of in-depth information:

This Search String brings up 185 relevant resultsm for you to browse:

"photosensitive epilepsy" variant "laser light" OR 3D

Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: sonoritygenius-ga on 19 Sep 2006 17:06 PDT
I dont think 2 links found from a Google search amounts to $6 even if
you as the researcher get $3-4 from it, the questioner is deducted
Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: angy-ga on 19 Sep 2006 17:40 PDT
Read the pricing guidelines. Or calculate like this:

The average wage for a high school teacher is around $26.00 an hour.
Most GA researchers have at least that level of education and skill -
many are well above that.

So - $6.00 buys you fifteen minutes worth of time = one or two links.
Subject: Re: epilepsy
From: kriswrite-ga on 20 Sep 2006 08:56 PDT
Oh, I wouldn't be quite so hard on vivbabe. But if the customer wants
an answer that will be more useful to him/her in the future, he/she
needs to know that GARs can't read minds :)  For example, vivbabe says
that he/she wants "more thorough" information, but since the question
requires a yes or no answer, what would this information be?

Vivbabe, are you a theatre owner who wants to know when it's necessary
to post warning signs for epileptic customers? Do you suffer from
epilepsy and want to know what may be possible triggers for seizures?
Do you simply want to know how common it is to have an epileptic
seizure due to 3D or laser lights? The possibilites for the kind of
information you *might* be seeking are endless.


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