also called TLE
, is the most commonly diagnose
d epileptic syndrome
involving partial seizure
s occuring in the temporal lobe
of the brain
. these seizures are often called aura
s because they tend to precede more physically disabling seizures. studies have shown that TLE causes the hippocampus
over time, which can, if the shrinking is significant
, effect the ability to learn.
- hallucinations or illusions (may be visions, tastes, smells)
- strong sense of deja vu.
- muscle contractions usually only affecting part of the body (rare).
- lip movements.
- uncontrolled chewing and swallowing.
- excessive slobbering.
- forced turning of the head and/or eyes (usually towards opposite side of the affected portion of the brain).
- numbness, tingling or an 'asleep' feeling (usually only in one area of the body).
- loss of memory (amnesia) of the seizure and events leading up to it.