Editors’ Commentary 1

  • Heinz Gregor Wieser
  • Christian E. Elger
Conference paper


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.


Temporal Lobe Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Anterior Insula Cortical Structure Lateral Prefrontal Cortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Gregor Wieser
    • 1
  • Christian E. Elger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity HospitalZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital, University of MünsterMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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