Compensatory brain activation for recognition memory in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy.

@article{Eliassen2008CompensatoryBA,
  title={Compensatory brain activation for recognition memory in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy.},
  author={James C. Eliassen and Scott K Holland and Jerzy P. Szaflarski},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={463-9}
}
Progressive decline of memory functions has been observed in patients with chronic medication-resistant epilepsy. The progression likely relates to the effects of epileptiform discharges, seizures, and medications on the processes of encoding and retrieval. The goal of the study described here was to use functional MRI (fMRI) to examine the effects of chronic epilepsy on verbal recognition memory. We enrolled 12 patients with medication-resistant epilepsy (5 with right and 7 with left… CONTINUE READING