Epileptic Disorders


Investigating temporal pole function by functional imaging Volume 4, supplément 1, Supplement 1, September 2002

Unité d'Epileptologie, Service de Neurologie 1, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France.
  • Page(s) : 17-22
  • Année de parution : 2002

In 1930, Klüver and Bucy [1] reported that bilateral ablation of the temporal lobe in monkeys induced abnormal social and sexual behavior as well as a deficit in visual cognitive function. In the early 1950's, Chow [2] performed more selective temporal lobectomy in monkeys involving ablation of just the anterior part of the lobe including the temporal pole. This resulted in a deficit in food recognition and compromised the animals' [...]