TY - GEN ID - cogprints938 UR - http://cogprints.org/938/ A1 - Beardsworth, Elizabeth D. A1 - Zaidel, Dahlia w. Y1 - 1994/// N2 - Memory for pairs of unfamiliar children's faces was investigated in 29 children and adolescents suffering from left (LTLE) or right (RTLE) temporal-lobe epilepsy, before and after temporal-lobe surgery. Both immediate and delayed memory were tested. Before surgery, RTLE subjects performed worse than either LTLE subjects or normal children. After surgery, RTLE subjects improved significantly. Overall (after surgery), there was no significant LTLE-RTLE difference, but on delayed memory, the RTLE group was worse than the LTLE group. The results suggest specialization for facial memory in the right hemisphere of young patients, as in adults, despite early brain damage. PB - Swets&Zeitlinger KW - short term memory KW - epilepsy KW - temporal lobe epilepsy KW - temporal lobectomy KW - unilateral KW - left hemisphere KW - right hemisphere KW - hemispheric specialization KW - clinical KW - plasticity KW - functional reorganization KW - age KW - sex KW - delay KW - child neuropsychology KW - tests KW - recovery KW - medial temporal lobe KW - mesial KW - hippocampus. TI - Memory for faces in epileptic children before and after brain surgery SP - 589 AV - public EP - 596 ER -