fMRI of triggerable aurae in musicogenic epilepsy

István Ákos Mórocz, A. Karni, S. Haut, G. Lantos, G. Liu

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The authors studied a patient with musicogenic epilepsy triggered by one specific musical piece using 3D PRESTO fMRI. During epileptic aurae initiated by the stimulus, signal increases were found in the left anterior temporal lobe, correlating with ictal EEG and SPECT showing a left anterior temporal focus, and the right gyrus rectus. Because fMRI indicated a cascade of recruitment of the ventral frontal lobes by epileptogenic music, left anterior temporal lobe activity could be secondary to a right gyrus rectus focus, possibly triggered by emotional processing of music.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-709
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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