NeurologyLive® Brain Games: January 14, 2024

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Test your neurology knowledge with NeurologyLive®'s weekly quiz series, featuring questions on a variety of clinical and historical neurology topics. This week's topic is epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Welcome to NeurologyLive® Brain Games! This weekly quiz series, which goes live every Sunday morning, will feature questions on a variety of clinical and historical neurology topics, written by physicians, clinicians, and experts in the fields of neurological care and advocacy.

Test your mettle each week with 3 questions that cover a variety of aspects in the field of neurology, with a focus on dementia and Alzheimer disease, epilepsy and seizure disorders, headache and migraine, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, and stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

This week's questions include the theme of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Click here to check out the prior iterations of Brain Games.

Interested in submitting quiz questions? Contact our associate editorial director, Matt Hoffman, via email: mhoffman@neurologylive.com.

A 35-year-old woman presents with recurrent episodes of altered consciousness, automatisms, and postictal confusion. Video-EEG monitoring captures ictal activity originating in the mesial temporal lobe. What is the most likely diagnosis?


A 22-year-old man with a history of generalized tonic-clonic seizures presents with sudden brief episodes of muscle jerking involving the upper extremities. The jerks are stimulus-sensitive and occur shortly after awakening. What is the most likely diagnosis?


A 45-year-old man presents with recurrent episodes of brief staring spells associated with automatisms. Interictal EEG is normal, but a routine MRI shows hippocampal sclerosis. What is the most likely diagnosis?


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