Content analysis of subjective experiences in partial epileptic seizures

  title={Content analysis of subjective experiences in partial epileptic seizures},
  author={Mirja Johanson and Katja Valli and Antti Revonsuo and J E Wedlund},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
Alterations in the contents of consciousness in partial epileptic seizures
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