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Artistic Renaissance in Frontotemporal Dementia

Artistic Renaissance in Frontotemporal Dementia This Arts and Medicine essay uses case descriptions of 2 patients who experienced a sudden increase in artistic creativity with the onset of frontotemporal dementia to discuss the mechanism of paradoxical functional facilitation, in which loss of activity in one part of the brain leads to release of activity in another. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2017.19501
pmid
29614157
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Abstract

This Arts and Medicine essay uses case descriptions of 2 patients who experienced a sudden increase in artistic creativity with the onset of frontotemporal dementia to discuss the mechanism of paradoxical functional facilitation, in which loss of activity in one part of the brain leads to release of activity in another.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 3, 2018

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