Some people with epilepsy can be trained to think themselves out of having a seizure. The technique may work by strengthening nerve pathways that can damp down overactive parts of the brain.
Epileptic seizures happen when brain cells become too excitable and start firing out of control. This sometimes starts in just a small region, and then spreads over a wider area.
Most people with epilepsy can keep it under control with medicines, but this doesn’t work in around a third of cases.