New kind of epilepsy shakes up memory

日期:2019-03-01 08:02:04 作者:巫马钤 阅读:

By Linda Geddes ONE morning Paul Whiting woke up and couldn’t remember his way to work. “It was frightening,” he says. “I had to go downstairs and ask my wife.” As it turns out, the 57-year-old from Tiverton in Devon, UK, was in the midst of a brain seizure, although his only symptom was memory loss. This is typical of a form of epilepsy known as transient epileptic amnesia. First characterised in 2007, TEA is now challenging our understanding of memory. For years, there have been anecdotal reports of the condition. Then, a year and a half ago,