Ictal alterations of consciousness during ecstatic seizures

  title={Ictal alterations of consciousness during ecstatic seizures},
  author={F. Picard and F. Kurth},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  • F. Picard, F. Kurth
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • Patients with ecstatic epileptic seizures report an altered consciousness, which they describe as a sense of heightened perception of themselves – they “feel very present” – and an increased vividness of sensory perceptions. Recently, the anterior insula has been proposed as the region where these seizures originate, based on the results of ictal nuclear imaging in three patients, the first induction of ecstatic auras by electrical stimulation, and the functional characteristics of the anterior… CONTINUE READING
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