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Temporal lobe epilepsy and the mind-brain relationship [electronic resource] : a new perspective /
edited by Shirley M. Ferguson, Mark Rayport, Carolyn A. Schell.
imprint
San Diego : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006.
description
xvi, 152 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0123736676 (alk. paper), 9780123736673 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
San Diego : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006.
isbn
0123736676 (alk. paper)
9780123736673 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Section I: Physiological correlates of Freud's theories -- The Id, the ego, and the temporal lobe / Shirley M. Ferguson and Mark Rayport -- Id, ego, and temporal lobe revisited / Shirley M. Ferguson and Mark Rayport -- Olfactory gustatory responses evoked by electrical stimulation of amygdalar region in man are qualitatively modifiable by interview content: case report and review / Mark Rayport, Sepehr Sani, and Shirley M. Ferguson / Section II: Controversy in definition of behavioral disturbance -- Pathogenesis of psychosis in epilepsy: the "seesaw" theory: myth or reality? / Shirley M. Ferguson and Mark Rayport -- Section IV: Outcome of temporal lobectomy -- Memory function after temporal lobectomy for seizure control: a comparative neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological study / Shirley M. Ferguson, A. John McSweeny, and Mark Rayport -- Life after surgery for temporolimbic seizures / Shirley M. Ferguson, Mark Rayport, and Carolyn A Schell -- Appendix 1: In Memoriam: Mark Rayport, M.D. C.M., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. -- Appendix II: Conceptual foundations of studies of patients undergoing temporal lobe surgery for seizure control / Mark Rayport.
catalogue key
9954955
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
This book is devoted to the surgical treatment of epilepsy and its consequences, and provides an extraordinary perspective on the fascinating question of the relationship between brain and mind. Contrary to the current emphasis on statistics and objectivity, this book is dedicated to understanding the whole person, the life and experiences of the individual. It reports on cutting-edge technical skills provided with a human touch. This book reflects the understanding that the temporolimbic seizure originates in tissue providing the substrate for the emotional life and memory. Finally, it emphasizes the value of clinical research here, conducted in the course of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of epilepsy in helping to elucidate the relationship between brain and mind.
Main Description
This book is devoted to the surgical treatment of epilepsy and its consequences, and provides an extraordinary perspective on the fascinating question of the relationship between brain and mind. Contrary to the current emphasis on statistics and objectivity, this book is dedicated to understanding the whole person, the life and experiences of the individual. It reports on cutting-edge technical skills provided with a human touch. This book reflects the understanding that the temporolimbic seizure originates in tissue providing the substrate for the emotional life and memory. Finally, it emphasizes the value of clinical research - here, conducted in the course of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of epilepsy - in helping to elucidate the relationship between brain and mind.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Phenomenology of Seizures
Clinical Findings in Patients Treated at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, during the 1960?s
Positive experiences Negative experiences
The destructive nature of a so-called ?minor seizure?
Direct expression of and handling of instinctual needs involving hunger, elimination, sexual and aggressive feelings as a seizure phenomenon or during brain stimulation
Delayed response to an urge for elimination by hallucinatory experience on brain stimulation
Profile view of the patients behavior over periods of weeks and months
Alteration of mood may occur with the sign shifted after a seizure
The interictal period Disturbances occasioned by anatomical or functional loss of neurons may result in chronic organic mental impairment of varying magnitude
Psychotic features
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