Beyond failure to remember: The role of recall intrusions in epilepsy

Memory impairment is common in people with epilepsy, and can have a significant psychological and functional impact. Most memory research in epilepsy has focused on abnormal forgetting. In contrast, there is a lack of research on abnormal remembering or false memory; that is, incorrectly remembering things that did not occur. This project will examine whether people with epilepsy are also vulnerable to abnormal remembering, and what the clinical, psychological, and cognitive correlates of this may be. Providing quality neuropsychological care to patients with epilepsy relies on a detailed understanding of how memory impairment manifests as problems in everyday life. Results could pave the way for further investigation to understand how false intrusions impact patients daily and the development of neuropsychological therapies tailored to remediate them.


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