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Music, neurology, and neuroscience : historical connections and perspectives

Author: Eckart Altenmüller; Stanley Finger; François Boller
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2015.
Series: Progress in brain research, v. 216.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Music, neurology, and neuroscience : historical connections and perspectives provides a broad and comprehensive discussion of history and new discoveries regarding music and the brain, presenting a multidisciplinary overview on music processing, its effects on brain plasticity, and the healing power of music in neurological and psychiatric disorders. In this context, the disorders that plagued famous musicians and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eckart Altenmüller; Stanley Finger; François Boller
ISBN: 9780444633996 0444633995
OCLC Number: 905886273
Description: xvii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Franz Joseph Gall and Music: The Faculty and the Bump Music, Neurology and Psychology in the 19th Century Singing by Speechless (Aphasic) Children: Victorian Medical Observations Some Early Cases of Aphasia and the Capacity to Sing Benjamin Franklin and his Glass Armonica: From Music as Therapeutic to Pathological Historical Perspectives on Music as a Cause of Disease Stroke, Music and Creative Output: Alfred Schnittke and other Composers Hector Berlioz and His Vesuvius: An Analysis of Historical Evidence from an Epileptological Perspective Alexander Scriabin: His Chronic Right Hand Pain and its Impact on his Piano Compositions Frederick Delius: Controversies Regarding his Neurological Disorder and its Impact on his Compositional Output Robert Schumann in the Psychiatric Hospital at Endenich Mozart at Play: The Limitations of Attributing the Etiology of Genius to Tourette Syndrome and Mental Illness Paul Wittgenstein's Right arm and his Phantom: The Saga of a Famous Concert Pianist and his Amputation Georg Friedrich Handel - A Case of Large Vessel Disease with Complications in the 18th Century Joseph Haydn's Encephalopathy: New Aspects Organists and Organ Music Composers Frederic Chopin and his Neuropsychiatric Problems Somnambulism in Verdi's Macbeth and Bellini's La Sonnambula: Opera, Sleepwalking, and Medicine Opera and Neuroscience
Series Title: Progress in brain research, v. 216.
Responsibility: edited by Eckart Altenmüller, University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine, Hannover, Germany, Stanley Finger, Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, François Boller, Department of Neurology, George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC, USA.

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"Music, neurology, and neuroscience : historical connections and perspectives provides a broad and comprehensive discussion of history and new discoveries regarding music and the brain, presenting a multidisciplinary overview on music processing, its effects on brain plasticity, and the healing power of music in neurological and psychiatric disorders. In this context, the disorders that plagued famous musicians and how they affected both performance and composition are critically discussed, as is music as medicine and its potential health hazard. Additional topics, including the way music fits into early conceptions of localization of function in the brain, its cultural roots in evolution, and its important roles in societies and educational systems are also explored. Examines music and the brain both historically and in the light of the latest research findings. The largest and most comprehensive volume on "music and neurology" ever written. Written by a unique group of real world experts representing a variety of fields, ranging from history of science and medicine, to neurology and musicology. Includes a discussion of the way music has cultural roots in evolution and its important role in societies."--[Source inconnue].

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