Journal article

The localization and lateralization of memory deficits in children with temporal lobe epilepsy

Linda M Gonzalez, Vicki A Anderson, Stephen J Wood, L Anne Mitchell, A Simon Harvey

EPILEPSIA | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: It is often reported that children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) experience nonlateralized memory impairments. However, many of these studies have been exploratory and not based on memory theory. Further, differences between mesial and lateral subgroups have not been adequately examined. This study aimed to discern more specific patterns of memory impairment in children with TLE. METHODS: Forty-three children (5-16 years) with lesional TLE participated. Subjects were categorized in terms of lesion laterality (left, n = 21; right, n = 22) and intratemporal location (mesial, n = 31; lateral, n = 12). Verbal and nonverbal memory tasks were administered that reflected associative, a..

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