Translated title of the contribution: Unilateral temporal epilepsia and memory impairment

F. Antonaci, M. Savarese, G. Tarascio

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Previous reports referred an impairment of memory function in temporal epileptic patients in comparison with primary generalized crisis subjects. We tested 20 patinets selected from a group of 77 with unilateral (9 right-side and 11 left-side) abnormalities in EEG in order to assess visuospatial and verbal memory impairment. Stroop, eye and hand dominance, Rey figure, face-name associated learning, Benton's RVRT, Ingliss paired associate learning, Digit Span, logical memory and Bushke selective procedure reminding were administered both in epileptic and in a control group. Epileptic patients showed an impairment both of visual-spatial and verbal memory in comparison with control group. Right-side patients presented a slighter impairment particularly in verbal memory in comparison with left-side group. Moreover, left-side patients showed a worse performance both in visuospatial and verbal memory compared with right-side patients. This results suggest that dominant hemisphere compromission could cause not only a selective verbal memory disfunction but also visuospatial memory deficit.

Translated title of the contributionUnilateral temporal epilepsia and memory impairment
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
VolumeNO. 45-46
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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