Memory during subclinical hippocampal seizures

P. A. Bridgman, B. L. Malamut, M. R. Sperling, A. J. Saykin, M. J. O’Connor

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We performed neuropsychological testing in 2 patients during subclinical hippocampal seizures recorded with depth electrodes. Neither subject showed impairment of consciousness, orientation, motor skills, or verbal fluency. The rapidity of recall of a well-learned word list was impaired in 1 subject during ictal fast spiking in the left hippocampus. Subclinical seizure activity may be responsible for a portion of the memory deficits found in patients with epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-856
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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