Editors’ Commentary 1
The purpose of these first chapters is to improve overall understanding of cortical architecture and connections, as well as their functional implications. Pandya and Yeterian review aspects related to the temporal lobe and the limbic system. They point out “how these cortical structures, especially in the temporal lobe, may underlie various seizure phenomena.” Koella elaborates on the functional role of limbic and related structures by reviewing results of animal experiments. Creutzfeldt and Wieser’s review on the “Physiology of the Frontal Cortex” concentrates on various aspects related to its function, pathology, and role in epilepsy.