Type of seizure depends on part of brain affected. Partial seizures occur when one side of brain is affected. Partial seizures can be simple or complex depending on which area of the brain involved. If the area of the brain that controls vision and muscles is affected (simple), and if temporal lobe is affected (complex). Patient may lose consciousness during complex attack. Other types of seizures affect both sides of brain and patient loses consciousness followed by a postictal state after the seizure.
Infants experience seizures known as febrile seizures which can happen during rise in body temperature.