Pilar Martín-Plasencia

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AIM To report our experience in the surgical treatment of temporal-lobe epilepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS An analysis was performed of the outcomes of 137 patients submitted to surgery between 1990 and 2001, with a follow-up of more than two years. A study was conducted of the percentages of successful detection by the different complementary tests--MRI,(More)
OBJECTIVE The object of this study to analyse and compare the efficacy of the classic language tasks (repetition, phonological fluency and lexical decision), for the purpose of identifying the dominant hemisphere for language by means of functional magnetic resonance. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The three tasks were performance with a groups of 10 right handed(More)
INTRODUCTION Emotional facial expression is a basic guide during social interaction and, therefore, alterations in their expression or recognition are important limitations for communication. AIM To examine facial expression recognition abilities and their possible impairment in Parkinson's disease. DEVELOPMENT First, we review the studies on this topic(More)
Facial expression recognition impairment has been reported in Parkinson's disease. While some authors have referred to specific emotional disabilities, others view them as secondary to executive deficits frequently described in the disease, such as working memory. The present study aims to analyze the relationship between working memory and facial(More)
INTRODUCTION Characteristic symptoms of autistic disorder (AD) can be the result of cognitive impairment which can be produced by specific neurological irregularities. Up until now a specific cognitive deficit in autism has not been found, although the majority of people with autism show intellectual impairment, verbal scores lower than manipulative(More)
In general terms, epileptic patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) show mnesic deficits. In the case of medically intractable epilepsy (around 20%) the neurosurgery intervention is a widely accepted treatment. The cognitive effects of surgery have been reported in last years; they emphasize the mnesic positive changes of contralateral area. In the same(More)
Paroxysmal discharges have been observed in non epileptic children who, at the same time, display learning disorders. In this study our aim is to determine whether the association between sub clinical discharges (SCD) and learning disorders reflects specific neuropsychological deficiencies and, more particularly, whether the possible deficits are defined(More)
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