Nintendo epilepsy


Nintendo epilepsy
n.
Epilepsy-like symptoms caused by up-close viewing of video games, television shows, or other events that feature rhythmic, fast-paced flashes of light and bursts of colour.
Example Citation:
"Called variously Nintendo epilepsy, video-game epilepsy or more generically light epilepsy, a TV-related condition was first documented in the United States in 1952."
— Associated Press, "Japanese TV yanks mind-bending show"
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