Figuring out drawing-induced epilepsy

Kuan H. Kho, Walter M. van den Bergh, Willy P.J. Spetgens, Frans S.S. Leijten

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Abstract

Rare reflex epilepsies are a clinical curiosity but may also give insight into neurocognitive processes. The authors present a patient whose seizures were precipitated by drawing but not by writing. This dissociation complements previous reports on selective impairment of writing. EEG revealed a focus in the right frontal lobe with parietal spread. This is in accord with current cognitive and neural network models of drawing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-726; discussion 619
JournalNeurology
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14-Mar-2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Art
  • Epilepsy, Reflex
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mathematics
  • Students

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