The impact of sex and language dominance on material-specific memory before and after left temporal lobe surgery.

@article{Helmstaedter2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of sex and language dominance on material-specific memory before and after left temporal lobe surgery.},
  author={Christoph Helmstaedter and Tobias Brosch and Martin Kurthen and Christian Erich Elger},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={127 Pt 7},
  pages={1518-25}
}
Recent findings raised evidence that in early-onset left temporal lobe epilepsy, women show greater functional plasticity for verbal memory than men. In particular, women with lesion- or epilepsy-driven atypical language dominance show an advantage over men. The question asked in this study was whether there is evidence of sex- and language dominance-dependent late, i.e. adult age, plasticity for verbal memory when epilepsy surgery is performed in these patients. Pre- and 1-year postoperative… CONTINUE READING