Klüver–Bucy syndrome, hypersexuality, and the law

@article{Devinsky2010KlverBucySH,
  title={Kl{\"u}ver–Bucy syndrome, hypersexuality, and the law},
  author={Julie Devinsky and Oliver W. Sacks and Orrin Devinsky},
  journal={Neurocase},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={140 - 145}
}
A 51-year-old right-handed man developed hypersexuality after a second right temporal lobectomy to treat epilepsy. His hypersexuality started with increased marital intercourse and masturbation but he later downloaded child pornography. Hyperphagia and distractibility, other features of the Klüver–Bucy syndrome, also developed. Resection of the amygdala and/or temporal lobe neocortical areas that inhibit other limbic areas may contribute to the pathogenesis of hypersexuality. Neurological… 
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