Neuropsychological and functional MRI studies provide converging evidence of anterior language dysfunction in BECTS.

@article{Lillywhite2009NeuropsychologicalAF,
  title={Neuropsychological and functional MRI studies provide converging evidence of anterior language dysfunction in BECTS.},
  author={Leasha M. Lillywhite and Michael Martin Saling and A. Simon Harvey and David F. Abbott and John S. Archer and Danya F Vears and Ingrid E. Scheffer and Graeme D. Jackson},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={2276-84}
}
PURPOSE Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is the most common epilepsy syndrome of childhood and can be associated with language difficulties. The exact profile of these difficulties and their neurofunctional underpinnings, however, are not yet clear. METHODS To further understand the impact of the BECTS syndrome on language, we assessed language performance using standard neuropsychological measures, and patterns of language lateralization using functional magnetic… CONTINUE READING