Brain Anatomy
Seizure Types

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Partial Seizure

Partial seizures begin in one area, or focus, of the brain's cerebral cortex. Partial seizures may affect motor control or sensations, or cause feelings of fear or déjà vu. Partial seizures may or may not affect consciousness, depending on where in the brain they occur and the specialized brain structures they might involve. A partial seizure that does not affect consciousness is called a simple partial seizure, while one that alters consciousness is called a complex partial seizure.