Object naming and semantic knowledge in temporal lobe epilepsy.

  title={Object naming and semantic knowledge in temporal lobe epilepsy.},
  author={Brian D. Bell and B. P. Hermann and Austin Woodard and Jana E. Jones and Paul A. Rutecki and Rupa Sheth and Christian Dow and Michael Seidenberg},
  volume={15 4},
Object-naming impairment is common among temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients, but other aspects of semantic memory have received limited attention in this population. This study examined object-naming ability and depth of semantic knowledge in healthy controls (n = 29) and patients with early onset TLE (n = 21). After administration of the Boston Naming Test (BNT), the authors asked participants to provide detailed definitions of 6 BNT objects. The TLE group demonstrated a significant deficit… CONTINUE READING

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