Adults with partial epilepsy commonly describe difficulties in coming up with words. This is the most frequently reported disturbance of language in people with complex partial seizures. It is also the symptom that has received the most attention in...
Physicians and scientists have long been intrigued by the variety of ways that language can be affected by brain disease. It is clear that epilepsy can affect language, but the extent and nature of the language disturbance varies widely according to...
To discuss language, we need to use some terms from linguistics, the formal field of language study. Most linguistic theories divide language into three major components, which form the building blocks of every language: Phonology - the study...
What are executive functions? Neurologists and neuropsychologists use the term "executive functions" to describe a set of complex behaviors that are necessary for a person to attain goals and adapt to changing environmental demands. These functions...
Like all forms of behavior, executive functions result from the activity of the entire brain, but these abilities have been linked more specifically to the functions of the frontal lobes. Years of brain research have shown that the most severe and...

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