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Was Joan of Arc Epileptic? | The Future of the Mind

…ated that a number of history’s prophets suffered from these temporal lobe epileptic lesions, since they were convinced they talked to God. Dr. David Eagleman says, “Some fraction of history’s prophets, martyrs, and leaders appear to have had temporal lobe epilepsy. Consider Joan of Arc, the sixteen year-old girl who managed to turn the tide of the Hundred Years War because she believed (and convinced the French soldiers) that she was hearing voic…

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