Mirth and laughter elicited by electrical stimulation of the human anterior cingulate cortex.

@article{Caruana2015MirthAL,
  title={Mirth and laughter elicited by electrical stimulation of the human anterior cingulate cortex.},
  author={Fausto Caruana and Pietro Avanzini and F. Gozzo and Stefano Francione and Francesco Cardinale and Giacomo Rizzolatti},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={71},
  pages={323-31}
}
Laughter is a complex motor behavior that, typically, expresses mirth. Despite its fundamental role in social life, knowledge about the neural basis of laughter is very limited and mostly based on a few electrical stimulation (ES) studies carried out in epileptic patients. In these studies laughter was elicited from temporal areas where it was accompanied by mirth and from frontal areas plus an anterior cingulate case where laughter without mirth was observed. On the basis of these findings, it… CONTINUE READING
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