Functional changes in temporal lobe activity during transient global amnesia

Kevin S. LaBar*, Darren R. Gitelman, Todd B. Parrish, M. Marsel Mesulam

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The integrity of temporal lobe activity during and after recovery from transient global amnesia (TGA) was assessed in a case study using functional MRI. TGA was associated with scene-encoding deficits in a temporolimbic circuit that recovered over time. Frontoparietal areas recruited during the amnesic state may signify a compensatory reliance on visuospatial or working memory strategies. Reduction of extrastriate cortex responses over repeated testing sessions possibly indicates intact visual priming in TGA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-641
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 26 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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