How do cognition, emotion, and epileptogenesis meet? A study of emotional cognitive bias in temporal lobe epilepsy.

@article{Lanteaume2009HowDC,
  title={How do cognition, emotion, and epileptogenesis meet? A study of emotional cognitive bias in temporal lobe epilepsy.},
  author={Laura Lanteaume and Fabrice Bartolomei and Mireille Bastien-Toniazzo},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={218-24}
}
Emotional distress is one of the most frequently reported seizure precipitants in epilepsy, but little is known about its causes and processes. Interestingly, it is now accepted that emotional distress, such as anxiety, may be accompanied by evolutionary adaptation, or abnormal attentional vigilance toward threatening stimuli. The goal of this research was to study the link between emotional seizure precipitants and pathological attention-related biases toward threat in temporal lobe epilepsy… CONTINUE READING
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