Eating seizures and emotional facial paresis: evidence suggesting the amygdala is a common anatomophysiological substratum.

@article{Guimaraes2005EatingSA,
  title={Eating seizures and emotional facial paresis: evidence suggesting the amygdala is a common anatomophysiological substratum.},
  author={Joana Guimaraes and F Sim{\~o}es-Ribeiro and Jos{\'e} Mendes-Ribeiro and Pedro Abreu and Isabel Pires and Georgina Sousa},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={266-9}
}
The medial basotemporal lobes (hippocampus, amygdala, parahippocampal gyrus) are considered to be parts of the system responsible for nonvolitional facial movements. In patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, lower facial weakness during emotional expression has been found to occur almost exclusively contralateral to the temporal lobe with the epileptogenic focus. Repetitive and chronic stimulation of the amygdala during eating has also been postulated as a probable mechanism for eating seizures… CONTINUE READING