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Understanding the role of the piriform cortex in epilepsy

Robertson, Jennifer

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The piriform cortex is the first site of cortical odour processing. Curiously, it is also involved in epilepsy. Epilepsy is a debilitating condition characterised by multiple seizures, which affects over 65 million people worldwide. Despite decades of research, current epilepsy treatments are ineffective in more than 30% of sufferers. Early studies demonstrated that seizures could generate more rapidly in the piriform cortex than in any other part of the brain, and recent human studies show...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/161827
DOI: 10.25911/5d5140b1046a1

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