a form of epilepsy that takes its origin in the temporal lobe and presents with a odd tastes, smells, autonomic dysfunction and a range of other symptoms which may include a period of altered consciousness.
A condition which may produce a heightened sense of self and has been linked to religious or spiritual experiences. Some people may undergo striking personality changes and may also become obsessed with abstract thoughts. One possible explanation is that repeated seizures may cause a strengthening of the connections between two areas of the brain - the temporal cortex and the amygdala. Patients have been observed to have a tendency to ascribe deep significance to everything around them (including themselves!).