Effects of stereotactic cingulumotomy on a sequential motor task in man

Harvey S. Levin, John T. O’neal, Ernest S. Barratt, Perrie M. Adams

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The effect of bilateral cingulumotomy on sequential tapping behavior was investigated in 6 patients. Contrary to previous clinical studies and predictions derived from data on cingulate lesions in the rat, a consistent decrement in postoperative performance was not found. Temporal integration of behavior in man, as measured in terms of accuracy of sequential motor performance, does not appear to be critically dependent upon the integrity of the cingulum bundle at the level of interruption investigated in the present study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1975



  • Cingulum
  • Cingulumotomy
  • Sequential tapping behavior
  • Stereotactic cingulumotomy
  • Temporal integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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