F11 Lecture 10 - 310 - Epilepsy, characteristics of sensory systems

F11 Lecture 10 - 310 - Epilepsy, characteristics of sensory systems

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Epilepsy, Cortex, Sensory systems 10 – October 5, 2011
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Today: Bits n pieces Epilepsy Remaindered cortex General principles sensory systems
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Epilepsy Primary symptom: seizures, BUT not all seizures are result of epilepsy (eg., brain damage, tumors) Epileptics have seizures generated by their own brain dysfunction Affects about 1% of the population for whom there will be multiple seizure episodes (but 1:20 will have a mild, insignificant seizure once) Difficult to diagnose due to the diversity and complexity of epileptic seizures
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Old Classification Grand mal Loss of consciousness and equilibrium Tonic-clonic convulsions -rigidity (tonus) and tremors (clonus) Resulting hypoxia may cause brain damage Petit mal not associated with convulsions A disruption of consciousness associated with a cessation of ongoing behavior
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New classification Partial seizure – does not involve the whole brain Generalized seizure – involves the entire brain
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Partial Seizures Simple
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course PSYCHLOGY 310 taught by Professor Meyhew during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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F11 Lecture 10 - 310 - Epilepsy, characteristics of sensory systems

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