PEOPLE sometimes say they physically cannot stand a certain record, well that's nothing compared to it actually inducing epileptic seizures.
Testifying to the incredible and mysterious powers of music, the Mirror reported that a UK woman experienced seizures when she heard Ne-Yo records.
This isn't the first reported case. The phrase 'Musicogenic Epilepsy' was first coined in 1937 by Macdonald Critchley - though he preferred the catchier 'Musicolepsia' - when he witnessed 11 patients suffer seizures through music. Sometimes even household noises, such as the kettle boiling, could be the trigger.
Such seizures can range from the mild ('absences' so brief that nobody notices) to major convulsions (falling to the floor, biting the tongue, and blacking out).
In his book 'Musicology' famous neurologist Oliver Sacks describes witnessing this while working at an epilepsy clinic. He wondered whether it was more common than generally thought, suggesting that sufferers probably manage the condition by removing themselves from the music rather than reporting it to a physician.
Sacks states that patients recall a heightened awareness of the music immediately before seizure. It seems that in these moments they experience music more intensely than most of us can.
All of this raises profound questions about how far our enjoyment of music is chemical, neurological and also learnt and whether Ne-Yo records should carry a health warning.