How is the brain involved in epileptic seizures?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The brain is involved in nearly every bodily function, including the higher cortical functions. If the affected cortical network is in the visual cortex, the clinical manifestations are visual phenomena. Other affected areas of primary cortex give rise to sensory, gustatory, or motor manifestations. The psychic phenomenon of déjà-vu occurs when the temporal lobe is involved.


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