Seizures accelerate forgetting in patients with left-sided temporal lobe epilepsy

Hennric Jokeit, M. Daamen, H. Zang, J. Janszky, A. Ebner

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Abstract

Ten patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy performed a word-position association learning task every 24 hours during video EEG monitoring. On 55 occasions recall performance was tested 30 minutes and 24 hours after the initial learning phase. Patients with left- but not right-sided temporal lobe epilepsy exhibited impaired retention of word position if a seizure had occurred during the preceding 24-hour interval. Seizures may impair the consolidation of memory in patients with left-sided temporal lobe epilepsy beyond the chronic memory deficits caused by the underlying pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-126
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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