Current Research

The TIME project is a continuing programme of research into the clinical and theoretical aspects of Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA), Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) and Autobiographical memory.

Current work aims at discovering the causes of TEA, identifying precisely which brain regions and cognitive processes are disrupted by the condition, and determining the best forms of treatment.

At present we are not collecting data, but future studies are planned. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest in participating in future research


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). 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

TEA Day Programme
Summary of TEA questions generated
Adam Zeman: introduction - slides
Narinder Kapur: Maximising Memory - 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