Visual learning on a selective reminding procedure and delayed recall in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

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Abstract

We administered a visual selective reminding procedure for the learning of designs to healthy controls and to left or right temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients without demonstrable brain lesions. In comparison with the other groups, right TLE patients showed a deficit of learning characterized by an impairment in storing visual material and consistently retrieving it from long term memory. Patients with left TLE performed similarly to controls. These data are consistent with the hypothesis of right hippocampal involvement in the learning of nonverbal material. Delayed retrieval of learned material was similar in all the subject groups tested at long time intervals, suggesting the impairment of learning in patients with right TLE does not necessarily imply a subsequent deficit in the retrieval of stored information. This finding may agree with the opinion that distinct functional systems subserve learning and memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-711
Number of pages8
JournalEpilepsia
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Delayed recall
  • Interictal epileptic focus
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Visual learning
  • Visual short-term memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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