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Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: a new name for the vegetative state or apallic syndrome
The medical community has been unsuccessful in changing the pejorative image associated with the words vegetative state, so it would be better to change the term itself, unresponsive wakefulness syndrome or UWS. Expand
The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia
This study was designed to provide the first description of transient epileptic amnesia in a substantial series of patients, and it is claimed that this diagnosis is seldom suspected by clinicians and remains controversial. Expand
Wider than the sky The phenomenal gift of consciousness
Wider than the sky: the phenomenal gift of consciousness presents a succinct account of Edelman’s proposals on consciousness and is a good starting place for a reader seeking an introduction to one of the most powerful contemporary approaches to the science of consciousness. Expand
Recent insights into the impairment of memory in epilepsy: transient epileptic amnesia, accelerated long-term forgetting and remote memory impairment.
  • C. Butler, A. Zeman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain : a journal of neurology
  • 1 September 2008
The literature on three recently described and interrelated forms of memory impairment associated with epilepsy are reviewed: transient epileptic amnesia, in which the sole or main manifestation of seizures is recurrent episodes of amnesia; accelerated long-term forgetting and remote memory impairment. Expand
Lives without imagery – Congenital aphantasia
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Cortex and may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. Expand
Transient epileptic amnesia: a description of the clinical and neuropsychological features in 10 cases and a review of the literature
TEA is an identifiable syndrome and comprises episodic transient amnesia with an epileptic basis, without impairment of other aspects of cognitive function. Expand
Transient epileptic amnesia: regional brain atrophy and its relationship to memory deficits.
Assessment of the relationship between subjective and objective memory performance in patients with transient epileptic amnesia added weight to the hypothesis that TEA is a syndrome of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and suggests that although standard anterograde memory test performance is related to the degree of mesia temporal lobe damage, this is not true for ALF and autobiographical amnesia. Expand
Epileptic activity in Alzheimer's disease: causes and clinical relevance
Clinical trials targeting network hyperexcitability in patients with Alzheimer's disease will identify whether AEDs or related strategies could improve their cognitive symptoms or slow decline. Expand
Autobiographical amnesia and accelerated forgetting in transient epileptic amnesia
TEA is associated with accelerated loss of new information and impaired remote autobiographical memory and future analyses should seek to clarify the relationship between aetiology, seizure frequency, and degree of memory impairment. Expand