Consciousness is not lost and the sufferer can remember all aspects of the seizure. Usually only movement, emotion and sensations are affected by this type of seizure (for example: unusual tastes, smells, visions, or feeling sudden unexplained and intense fear). In many cases simple partial seizures lead to complex partial seizures or generalized tonic-clonic seizures and are often perceived as being an "aura". These are actually a simple partial seizure, and often the only way the sufferer knows they are about to have a full generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

Simple partial seizures are further classified according to their symptoms:

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