An association between temporal lobe abnormalities and paedophilia has been reported by Mendez and colleagues. He has an extensive publication history on various topics related to medical sciences. We have provided the first synthesis of the literature to date examining the effects of neurological insult on human sexual behaviour, and complementary functional neuroimaging findings.
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Walker A E, Blumer D. In other words, it appears that the frontal lobes mediate the motor components of sexual behaviour in addition to the control of sexual response that may be disinhibited after frontal lobe damage in the context of general behavioural disinhibition.
Temporal lobe epilepsy supervening on longstanding transvestism and fetishism. Neurosci Lett — Hypersexual episodes in temporal lobe epilepsy. While these two case studies assumed the presence of bitemporal pathology, one case study raised the possibility that a unilateral temporal lesion could produce complete KBS.
It has been proposed that the amygdala regulates the attachment of appropriate emotional significance to sensory stimuli and determines reinforcing or discriminative properties of stimuli see Zald 84 for a review. The ansa lenticularis and pallidum Interruption of a bundle of myelinated fibres known as the ansa lenticularis has been found to effect sexual function.
Epilepsy and sexual orgasm. Pathophysiology of emotional disorders associated with brain damage. The most common interictal sexual dysfunction associated with TLE is hyposexuality.
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