The Rorschach test was administered to 17 left and 12 right temporal lobe epileptic patients, to check the hypothesis of a prevalence of emotional tendencies in patients with right and of intellectual and reflective features in subjects with left temporal lobe epilepsy. The following predictions were made about the determinants of responses: responses based on C and C' should prevail in right TLE, whereas responses based on F and K should be more frequent in subjects with left-sided foci; the control of F over C and C' should be more pronounced in left than in right TLE; introversive subjects should be more frequent within the left and extratensive patients within the right temporal lobe epileptic patients. Results, although not conclusive, are generally not in agreement with the above mentioned predictions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Do different traits of personality exist in subjects with right or left temporal lobe epilepsy? A preliminary study with the Rorschach test|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology