Temporal lobe epilepsy and emotion recognition without amygdala: a case study of Urbach-Wiethe disease and review of the literature.

@article{Meletti2014TemporalLE,
  title={Temporal lobe epilepsy and emotion recognition without amygdala: a case study of Urbach-Wiethe disease and review of the literature.},
  author={Stefano Meletti and Gaetano Cantalupo and Francesca Santoro and Francesca Benuzzi and Anna Federica Marliani and Carlo Alberto Tassinari and Guido Rubboli},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={518-27}
}
We describe the epilepsy features and emotion recognition abilities (recognition of basic facial emotions and recognition of emotional prosody) in a patient with Urbach-Wiethe disease with bilateral amygdala calcifications. Our data, supported by ictal video-EEG recording, indicated that our patient suffered from mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Emotion recognition abilities were compared to those of healthy controls and those of patients with bilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Our patient… CONTINUE READING
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