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PURPOSE Although memory, language, and executive functions have been extensively studied in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), investigations into advanced social cognitive abilities have been neglected. In the present study, we investigated the ability to detect social faux pas and studied possible mediating clinical and demographic(More)
Whether certain types of epilepsies and etiologies are related to profiles of cognitive impairment is of interest for diagnostics and treatment. The dichotomy between generalized and focal epilepsies (mesial temporal lobe, frontal lobe, parietal, and occipital lobe epilepsies) is considered. Then the most frequent etiologies are discussed. We conclude that(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical value of an fMRI task activating the amygdala in controls and patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). METHODS A fearful face fMRI paradigm using video sequences was developed and investigated in 17 patients with epilepsy (12 had MTLE [6 right- and 6 left-sided]) and 17 healthy control subjects.(More)
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