The role of the piriform cortex in kindling.

  title={The role of the piriform cortex in kindling.},
  author={Wolfgang L{\"o}scher and Ulrich Ebert},
  journal={Progress in neurobiology},
  volume={50 5-6},
In epilepsy research, there is growing interest in the role of the piriform cortex (PC) in the development and maintenance of limbic kindling and other types of limbic epileptogenesis leading to complex partial seizures, i.e. the most common type of seizures in human epilepsy. The PC ("primary olfactory cortex") is the largest area of the mammalian olfactory cortex and receives direct projections from the olfactory bulb via the lateral olfactory tract (LOT). Beside the obvious involvement in… CONTINUE READING