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We report the cases of 10 patients with seizures and autoscopic phenomena, which include seeing one's double and out-of-body experiences, and review 33 additional cases of autoscopic seizures from the literature. Autoscopic phenomena may be symptoms of simple partial, complex partial, or generalized tonoclonic seizures. Autoscopic seizures may be more(More)
Both amplitude and phase of rhythmic slow-wave electroencephalographic activity are physiological correlates of learning and memory in rodents. In humans, oscillatory amplitude has been shown to correlate with memory; however, the role of oscillatory phase in human memory is unknown. We recorded intracranial electroencephalogram from human cortical and(More)
Cortical theta appears important in sensory processing and memory. Intracanial electrode recordings provide a high spatial resolution method for studying such oscillations during cognitive tasks. Recent work revealed sites at which oscillations in the theta range (4-12 Hz) could be gated by a working-memory task: theta power was increased at task onset and(More)
We analyzed intracranial brain activity recorded from human participants during the performance of a working-memory task. We show that 6-13 Hz activity exhibits consistent phase across trials following experimental stimuli, and that this phase significantly differs between study and test stimuli. These findings suggest that oscillatory phase reflects the(More)
BACKGROUND Acute limbic encephalitis has been reported in the setting of treatment-related immunosuppression and attributed to human herpesvirus-6 (HHV6) infection. Clinical and laboratory features of the syndrome, however, have not been well characterized. METHODS We describe the clinical, EEG, MRI, and laboratory features of nine patients with acute(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the human brain has shown that the hippocampus and the left temporal and frontal cortices play a key role in the formation of new verbal memories. We recorded electrical activity from 2349 surgically implanted intracranial electrodes in epilepsy patients while they studied and later recalled lists of common(More)
BACKGROUND Administration of antiepileptic drugs for coma induction in refractory status epilepticus (RSE) has not been widely studied. Moreover, the effect on outcome of electroencephalographic (EEG) burst suppression remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether various coma-inducing options are associated with different prognoses after RSE. (More)
We studied 120 generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) in 47 patients with video-EEG telemetry. GTCSs were preceded by antecedent seizures, including 13 simple partial, 70 complex partial, 17 simple partial leading to complex partial, seven tonic, seven clonic, and one typical absence. We divided GTCSs into the following phases: onset of generalization,(More)
To test whether distinct patterns of electrophysiological activity prior to a response can distinguish true from false memories, we analyzed intracranial electroencephalographic recordings while 52 patients undergoing treatment for epilepsy performed a verbal free-recall task. These analyses revealed that the same pattern of gamma-band (28-100 Hz)(More)
BACKGROUND Status epilepticus (SE) treatment ranges from small benzodiazepine doses to coma induction. For some SE subgroups, it is unclear how the risk of an aggressive therapeutic approach balances with outcome improvement. We recently developed a prognostic score (Status Epilepticus Severity Score, STESS), relying on four outcome predictors (age, history(More)