Music, neurology, and neuroscience : historical connections and perspectives / edited by Eckart Altenmüller, Stanley Finger and François Boller.

Other titles
  • Historical connections and perspectives
  • First edition.
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier 2015
Physical description
1 online resource (xvii, 422 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
  • 9780444634108
  • 044463410X
  • 9780444633996
  • 0444633995
  • 00796123
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Print version also available.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [New York, NY] : Science Direct, 2015.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English.
  • Online resource; title from resource home page (ScienceDirect, viewed November 30, 2015).
  • pt. 1. History of neuroscience. Franz Joseph Gall and music : the faculty and the bump / Paul Eling, Stanley Finger, Harry Whitaker -- Music, neurology, and psychology in the nineteenth century / Amy B. Graziano, Julene K. Johnson -- pt. 2. Aphasia and singing. Singing by speechless (aphasic) children : Victorian medical observations / Marjorie Perlman Lorch, Samuel H. Greenblatt -- Some early cases of aphasia and the capacity to sing / Julene K. Johnson, Amy B. Graziano -- pt. 3. Pathological connections. Benjamin Franklin and his glass armonica ; from music as therapeutic to pathological / Stanley Finger, William Zeitler -- Historical perspectives on music as a cause of disease / James Kennaway -- pt. 4. Great musicians and their neurological disorders. Stroke, music, and creative output : Alfred Schnittke and other composers / Yuri Zagvazdin -- Hector Berlioz and his Vesuvius : an analysis of historical evidence from an epileptological perspective / Dirk-Matthias Altenmüller -- Alexander Scriabin : his chronic right-hand pain and its impact on his piano compositions / Eckart Altenmüller -- Frederick Delius : controversies regarding his neurological disorder and its impact on his compositional output / Richard J. Lederman -- Robert Schumann in the psychiatric hospital at Endenich / Reinhard Steinberg -- Mozart at play : the limitations of attributing the etiology of genius to Tourette Syndrome and mental illness / Henry Powell, Howard I. Kushner -- Paul Wittgenstein's right arm and his phantom : the sage of a famous conceert pianist and his amputatin / François Boller, Julien Bogousslavsky -- Georg Friedrich Händel : a case of large vessel disease with complications in the eighteenth century / Hansjörg Bäzner -- Joseph Haydn's encephalopathy : new aspects / Christian Blahak, Hansjörg Bäzner, Michael G. Hennerici -- Organists and organ music composers / Christian Foerch, Michael G. Hennerici -- Frédéric Chopin and his neuropsychiatric problems / Axel Karenberg -- pt. 5. Opera as a window to neurology and neuroscience. Somnambulism in Verdi's Macbeth and Bellini's La Sonnambula : opera, sleepwalking, and medicine / Stanley Finger, Vittorio Alessandro Sironi, Michele Augusto Riva -- Opera and neuroscience / Lorenzo Lorusso, Antonia Francesca Franchini, Alessandro Porro.
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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.

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