Apprendimento e memoria verbale e non verbale in pazienti con epilessia temporale sintomatica

Translated title of the contribution: Verbal and non verbal learning and memory in patients with lesional temporal lobe epilepsy

A. R. Giovagnoli, M. Casazza, R. Spreafico, E. Ciceri, G. Broggi, G. Avanzini

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Abstract

The relationship between learning and memory performance and the site of the epileptogenic region is variable. This study analysed verbal and non verbal learning and memory in 100 patients with left (n=59) or right (n=41) temporal lobe epilepsy associated with a focal lesion (hippocampal sclerosis, low-grade glioma or angioma). Thirty six healthy subjects served as controls. Patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy were impaired on verbal tests, whereas both left and right temporal lobe epileptic patients were impaired on visual tests, suggesting that verbal relative to visual tests can better discriminate the side of the epileptogenic lesion. In accordance with the role played by the hippocampus in mnesic processes, learning impairment was strictly associated with mesial temporal lobe lesions.

Translated title of the contributionVerbal and non verbal learning and memory in patients with lesional temporal lobe epilepsy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number95-96
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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