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Famous face identification in temporal lobe epilepsy: support for a multimodal integration model of semantic memory.

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This study aims to demonstrate that the left and right anterior temporal lobes (ATLs) perform critical but unique roles in famous face identification, with damage to either leading to differing deficit patterns reflecting decreased access to lexical or semantic concepts but not their degradation. Famous face identification was studied in 22 presurgical and 14 postsurgical temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients and 20 healthy comparison subjects using free recall and multiple choice (MC) paradi...

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Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior More from this journal
Volume:
49
Issue:
6
Pages:
1648-1667
Publication date:
2013-06-01
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EISSN:
1973-8102
ISSN:
0010-9452

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