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Epilepsy and Memory

Adam Zeman, Narinder Kapur, and Marilyn Jones-Gotman


Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the brain, and these patients often suffer from memory problems. There are a number of reasons for this: seizures can directly affect the brain in ways that disturb memory; epilepsy often results from trouble in brain regions closely linked to memory; the treatment of epilepsy can affect memory; epilepsy can cause psychological problems, like depression, which interfere with memory. This book reviews all aspects of the relationship between this common and potentially serious neurological disorder and memory, one of the core functions of the human ... More

Keywords: epilepsy, memory problems, seizures, brain disorders, anticonvulsant side effects, psychiatric disorder, rehabilitation

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Zeman, editor
Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK

Narinder Kapur, editor
Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London, UK

Marilyn Jones-Gotman, editor
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill Universityk, Canada

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Adam Zeman, Narinder Kapur, and Marilyn Jones-Gotman

Chapter 6 Memory in children with epilepsy

Mary Lou Smith and Esther Direnfeld

Chapter 7 Déjà experiences in epilepsy: contributions from memory research

Nathan A. Illman, Chris J.A. Moulin, Akira R. O’Connor, and Patrick Chauvel

Chapter 8 The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia

Adam Zeman, Chris Butler, John Hodges, and Narinder Kapur

Chapter 14 Electroconvulsive therapy for depression and autobiographical memory

Hedvig Söderlund, Alexander Percy, and Brian Levine

Chapter 19 Memory and epilepsy in nonhuman animals

Pierre-Pascal J. Lenck-Santini and Gregory L. Holmes

Chapter 20 Hippocampal electrical stimulation and localisation of long-term episodic memory

Robin G. Morris, Steven G. Coleshill, Maria E. Lacruz, Antonio Valentin, and Gonzalo Alarcon

Chapter 23 Anticonvulsants and memory

Joanne Taylor and Gus A. Baker

Chapter 25 Memory rehabilitation for people with epilepsy

Pam Thompson, Loes Koorenhof, and Narinder Kapur