In this study, we proposed a new feature extraction approach based on equal width discretization (EWD) method and used the statistical features obtained by means of this approach as the inputs of multilayer perceptron neural network (MLPNN) model in the detection of epileptic seizure from Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. For this aim, EEG signals were discretized by EWD method, histograms of the signals were obtained according to the density of each discrete interval, and finally these histograms were used as the inputs of MLPNN models both without any hidden layer and with a hidden layer which has 5 neurons. Both of them detected epileptic seizures from EEG signals with high classification success ratios. This result showed that a linear classifier can also solve the problem of epileptic seizure detection by means of the offered feature extraction approach. Consequently, EWD approach may be used as a new feature extraction method in the biomedical signal processing.