On Wednesday 27th June 2018 we ran our first ever TEA Day, inviting previous research participants and family members to join us in Exeter to discuss recent research findings and future directions for research.  The day was a great success and we thank everyone who was involved.

Copies of presentation slides can be downloaded (see below).

TEA Day Programme

Summary of TEA questions generated

Adam Zeman: introduction – slides

Narinder Kapur: Maximising Memory – slidesMatthew Lomas: How does treatment effect the memories of people with TEA over time? – slides

John Baker: TIME2 – What our second cohort teaches us about TEA – slides

Matthew Lomas: How does treatment effect the memories of people with TEA over time? – slides

Sharon Savage:  Prognosis: What happens in Transient Epileptic Amnesia over TIME? – slides


Part 1: Welcome & outline of the day (Dr Sharon Savage) up to the first Question and Answer Session.  35 mins

Part 2:  Research talks (including the question time)  46 mins

Part 3: Maximising memory talk, shared experiences and TEA Facebook page.  47 mins

A video recording was also made, with copies available on request (please email: ).  For those who attended and wish to give feedback on the event, please fill in our feedback form.

As mentioned on the day, we very much encourage people with TEA and their family members to contribute to future research proposals and work in partnership with us.  If you would like to provide further suggestions or become part of a TEA advising group, please contact us () or write to Prof Adam Zeman (TIME Project), University of Exeter Medical School, College House, Magdalen Rd EX1 2LU

Book: Epilepsy and Memory

Explores how epilepsy has been valuable in showing the workings of human memory.

Edited by Adam Zeman , Narinder Kapur , and Marilyn Jones-Gotman

Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the brain, and these patients often suffer from memory problems. There are a number of reasons for this: seizures can directly affect the brain in ways that disturb memory; epilepsy often results from trouble in brain regions closely linked to memory; the treatment of epilepsy can affect memory; epilepsy can cause psychological problems, like depression, which interfere with memory. The study of epilepsy and the study of human memory are interwoven.

Epilepsy and Memory comprehensively reviews all aspects of the relationship between this common and potentially serious neurological disorder and memory, one of the core functions of the human mind. The authors, acknowledged experts in their fields, review the history of the subject, the clinical features of memory disorder in epilepsy, neuropsychological, neuroradiological, neuropathological and electrophysiological findings, the roles of anticonvulsant side effects and psychiatric disorder, and the scope for memory support and rehabilitation. The study of patients with epilepsy has revealed much about the workings of memory, yet there has been no recent review of this fertile field of research. This book fills this gap and is a valuable new addition to the brain sciences literature. It will be of wide interest to clinicians and basic researchers in the brain sciences.

More details at the Oxford University Press website