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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...
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...
There are many ways to make the most out of your abilities. Here are some things you can do when your memory is less than perfect: Plan to remember. By saying to yourself, "I am going to remember this," you are less likely to forget....
What should you do if you think you have a problem with memory related to epilepsy? The first thing is to have a frank discussion with your doctor, expressing your concerns about memory. Having treated you and your particular type of epilepsy, your...

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