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Tag: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Touching the void – First and third person perspectives in two cases of autobiographical amnesia linked to temporal lobe epilepsy

Published in: Neuropsychologia, Volume 110, February 2018, 55-64 Abstract “Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) can be associated with a marked impairment of autobiographical memory. This is occasionally its presenting feature. We describe two individuals with severe epilepsy-associated autobiographical memory loss. Both MB and PT were reassured initially that their memory was intact on the basis of standard neuropsychological tests. Both have written detailed accounts of their symptoms. The key neuropsychological features of their cases are the relative normality of performance on standard memory tests, with preservation of semantic memory for impersonal information, in contrast to a profound amnesia for salient autobiographical episodes and an impoverishment of imaginative scene… Read More