Archive for 4th May 2011

THE KINDS OF SEIZURE: GENERALIZED SEIZURES – THE FRONTAL LOBES

Areas of the frontal lobes other than the motor strip are less well defined; they have to do with personality, memory, anxiety, alertness, and awareness. With many connections to the temporal lobes, it is often difficult to determine from the way the seizure looks whether the function (or the dysfunction of seizures) comes from the frontal or the temporal lobes. Some areas near the “motor strip” (supplementary motor area) seem to control the coordination of movements of groups of muscles. Electrical stimulation of the supplementary motor area (or seizures) thus may cause the eyes, head, and body to turn away from the side stimulated. Other seizures originating here may appear to cause a brief staring and loss of awareness before some of the stereotyped seizures called complex partial seizures appear.*67\208\8*