Intermittent theta burst stimulation over right somatosensory larynx cortex enhances vocal pitch‐regulation in nonsingers

  title={Intermittent theta burst stimulation over right somatosensory larynx cortex enhances vocal pitch‐regulation in nonsingers},
  author={Sebastian Finkel and Ralf Veit and Martin Lotze and Anders Friberg and Peter Vuust and Surjo Raphael Soekadar and Niels Birbaumer and Boris Kleber},
  journal={Human Brain Mapping},
  pages={2174 - 2187}
While the significance of auditory cortical regions for the development and maintenance of speech motor coordination is well established, the contribution of somatosensory brain areas to learned vocalizations such as singing is less well understood. To address these mechanisms, we applied intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), a facilitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) protocol, over right somatosensory larynx cortex (S1) and a nonvocal dorsal S1 control area in… 

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