Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Verbosity with retelling: Narrative discourse production in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Austin Authors: D'Aprano, Fiore;Malpas, Charles B;Roberts, Stefanie;Saling, Michael M 
Affiliation: Clinical Neuropsychology
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Department of Neurology, Alfred Health, Australia
Department of Neurology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Issue Date: Jan-2023 2022
Publication information: Epilepsy Research 2023; 189
Abstract: To examine micro- and macrolinguistic underpinnings of circumstantiality in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), we examined the elicited narrative output of 15 individuals with TLE and 14 controls. To replicate and extend Field and colleagues' (2000) work, participants were asked to produce five immediately consecutive elicitations of an eight-frame cartoon "Cowboy Story" (Joanette et al., 1986). Following transcription and coding, detailed multi-level discourse analysis demonstrated a typical pattern of compression in controls. The narratives produced by individuals with TLE were less fluent, cohesive, and coherent across trials: producing fewer novel units and more repetitive and extraneous content. Significant group by trial interactions in sample length, spontaneous duration, and statements, were not explained by seizure burden, age, or lexical retrieval deficits. These findings suggest that they do not benefit from repeated engagement with a narrative in the same manner as controls. Disturbed social cognition and pragmatics in TLE might underpin communication inefficiencies.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2022.107069
Journal: Epilepsy Research
Start page: 107069
PubMed URL: 36603454
ISSN: 1872-6844
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Circumstantiality
Temporal lobe epilepsy
Appears in Collections:Journal articles

Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Jun 8, 2023

Google ScholarTM


Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.