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Remote memory deficits in transient epileptic amnesia.

Abstract:

Transient epileptic amnesia is a form of temporal lobe epilepsy in which sufferers often complain of irretrievable loss of remote memories. We used a broad range of memory tests to clarify the extent and nature of the remote memory deficits in patients with transient epileptic amnesia. Performance on standard tests of anterograde memory was normal. In contrast, there was a severe impairment of memory for autobiographical events extending across the entire lifespan, providing evidence for the ...

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10.1093/brain/awq055

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Muhlert, N More by this author
Pindus, DM More by this author
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Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
133
Issue:
Pt 5
Pages:
1368-1379
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:63eec80a-34e9-4665-9d8f-52cfd3931452
Source identifiers:
324847
Local pid:
pubs:324847

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