John Libbey Eurotext

Electrical stimulation of the cingulate elicits involuntary singing Volume 21, numéro 5, October 2019

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  • Electrical stimulation of the cingulate elicits involuntary singing

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Auteurs
1 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover
2 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, USA
* Correspondence: Krzysztof Bujarski Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine, 1 Medical Center Drive, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-1404, USA

Human neural networks important for singing have not been clearly elucidated. Here, we present a case of electrical brain stimulation of the right non-language dominant cingulate gyrus during brain surgery for epilepsy which resulted in involuntary singing of spoken language. We postulate that the current observation provides the strongest evidence as of yet that the cingulate gyrus is directly involved in voluntary motor control of singing. [Published with video sequence].