Scientific article

Lateralising value of experiential hallucinations in temporal lobe epilepsy

Published inJournal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, vol. 86, no. 11, p. 1273-1276
Publication date2015

Ever since John Hughlings Jackson first described the so-called 'dreamy state' during temporal lobe epilepsy, that is, the sense of an abnormal familiarity (déjà vu) or vivid memory-like hallucinations from the past (experiential hallucinations), these phenomena have been studied and repeatedly linked to mesial temporal lobe structures. However, little is known about the lateralising value of either déjà vu or experiential hallucinations.

  • Adult
  • Deja Vu/psychology
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe/psychology/surgery
  • Female
  • Hallucinations/psychology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Citation (ISO format)
HEYDRICH, Lukas et al. Lateralising value of experiential hallucinations in temporal lobe epilepsy. In: Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, 2015, vol. 86, n° 11, p. 1273–1276. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2014-309452
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ISSN of the journal0022-3050

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