Understanding the role of the piriform cortex in epilepsy
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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