Visual fields and seizures
1/17/2012 7:34:23 AM
In some respect of video games I am wondering about Facebook's "Timeline". This new feature has two vertical lines in the middle of the page (screen) which is very active to the visual cortex of the brain. My concerns are is it dangerous to children and adults using the new format.
I have a Traumatic Brain Injury and I have heard about this new feature which everybody will have. I went to post something on a friends wall and noticed that he had the new Timeline format on his wall. It affected me instantly by making my eyes become crossed-eyed. The two lines are not in equal size of pictures, quotes, written statements, they are in a different visual context which can cause visual problems, migraine headaches and possible seizure activity. A friend who has a TBI stated that days later at a friends wall, who has Timeline also, had a seizure.
It reminds me of what happened in Japan when children were playing Pacman, which is a video game, and had a seizure due to too much activity stimulation to the visual cortex of the brain. Now my main question is, do we have a legitimate issue against Facebook's Timeline? I am complaining about it because I have seizure disorder due to my TBI and living alone I do not think that is healthy. I know people who have told me to leave Facebook, but in regard to social network it is very much needed for those who are disabled and need friendly connection with people. Loneliness is a very important aspect which should not be considered lightly. With being lonely due to loosing family and friends post TBI loneliness can lead to suicide action. So in regard to video games making changes in the brain, we are concerned about the visual stimulation to the brain also with Timeline.