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This video is about the brain as the locus of epilepsy.

This video is about the brain as the locus of epilepsy

The brain makes humans what they are. Normal connections among neurons are responsible for cognitive, affective, motor and vital functions. This video explains how damage to this system causes epileptic symptoms. Epilepsy originates from an abnormal neuronal activity involving either the whole brain, in the case of generalized seizures, or specific cerebral regions, in the case of partial ones. According to the location of the brain dysfunction different behavioural symptoms match with seizures.

Particular attention is given to the role of abnormal activity in the temporal lobe as the cause of the mesial temporal lobe epilepsy syndrome (MTLE), an example of focal epilepsy. A description of hippocampal sclerosis is provided in order to present a specific neuropathological condition that affects the hippocampus, located in the temporal lobe.

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Understanding Epilepsy and its Neuropsychology

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