Journal article

Does naming contribute to memory self-report in temporal lobe epilepsy?

MF OShea, MM Saling, PF Bladin, SF Berkovic

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | SWETS ZEITLINGER PUBLISHERS | Published : 1996

Abstract

The present study evaluated the hypothesis (Mayeux et al., 1980) that visual confrontation naming deficits may underlie the memory complaint in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Thirty-nine patients with medically refractory left (n = 23) and right (n = 16) TLE were compared with an epilepsy control group with idiopathic primary generalized epilepsy (n = 38). All subjects completed selected subtests of the Multilingual Aphasia Examination and Wechsler Memory Scale (Form 1) together with a measure specifically designed for quantification of the memory complaint in TLE. Objective verbal memory test performance, confrontation naming, repetition, and comprehension were unrelated to mem..

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