The Fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Volume 204

1st Edition

New Discoveries and Changing Landscapes

Serial Volume Editors: Stanley Finger Dahlia Zaidel Francois Boller Julien Bogousslavsky
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444632876
eBook ISBN: 9780444632883
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th September 2013
Page Count: 260
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Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface

Recommended Additional Readings

PART 1: BRAIN DAMAGE, CREATIVITY, AND THE FINE ARTS

Chapter 1. Split-brain, the right hemisphere, and art: Fact and fiction

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Historical scientific background

3 Right hemisphere specialization: The logic behind the relationship to art

4 Science and objectivity

5 Conclusions: Brain, right hemisphere, and art

References

Chapter 2. Visual artistic creativity and the brain

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Major stages in the creative process

3 Right versus left hemisphere visuospatial processing

4 Role global and focal attention in artistic creativity

5 Imagery

6 Artistic creativity and neurological disorders

7 The artistic brain

8 Spatial design

9 Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. Artistic creativity, artistic production, and aging

Abstract

1 The aging brain and creativity

2 Specific and methodological aspects of creativity

3 Self-perception over the life span

4 Beyond the aging brain

5 Osteo-articulatory system

6 Creativity as stimulus for successful aging

7 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 4. Focal cerebral lesions and painting abilities

Abstract

1 Painters with a left-hemisphere cerebral lesion

2 Painters with a right-hemisphere cerebral lesion

3 Analysis

4 Conclusions

Artist’s References

References

Chapter 5. Artistic creativity and dementia

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Anatomy

3 Art in the brain

4 Conclusions

References

PART 2: FURTHER INSIGHTS ON THE BRAIN AND THE FINE ARTS

Chapter 6. Deceiving the brain: Pictures and visual perception

Abstract


Description

 This volume on neuroscience, neurology, and the fine arts brings several disciplines together. It presents current thoughts and modern examples about how science, medicine and the arts have interacted in the past and are still converging. This volume specifically explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience.

 

Key Features

  • This volume explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Details

No. of pages:
260
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444632883
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444632876

Reviews

 This volume on neuroscience, neurology, and the fine arts brings several disciplines together. It presents current thoughts and modern examples about how science, medicine and the arts have interacted in the past and are still converging. This volume specifically explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience.

 


About the Serial Volume Editors

Stanley Finger Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Dahlia Zaidel Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California,U.S.A.

Francois Boller Serial Volume Editor

François Boller, M.D., Ph.D. has been co-Series Editor of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology since 2002. He.is a board-certified neurologist currently Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University Medical School (GW) in Washington, DC. He was born in Switzerland and educated in Italy where he obtained a Medical Degree at the University of Pisa. After specializing in Neurology at the University of Milan, Dr. Boller spent several years at the Boston VA and Boston University Medical School, including a fellowship under the direction of Dr. Norman Geschwind. He obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was in charge of Neuroscience teaching at the Medical School and was nominated Teacher of the Year. In 1983, Dr. Boller became Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh where he founded and directed one of the first NIH funded Alzheimer Disease Research Centers in the country. In 1989, he was put in charge of a Paris-based INSERM Unit dedicated to the neuropsychology and neurobiology of cerebral aging. He returned to the United States and joined the NIH in 2005, before coming to GW in July 2014. Dr. Boller’s initial area of interest was aphasia and related disorders; he later became primarily interested in cognitive disorders and dementia with emphasis on the correlates of cognitive disorders with pathology, neurophysiology and imaging. He was one of the first to study the relation between Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, two processes that were thought to be unrelated. His current area of interest is Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with emphasis on the early and late stages of the disease. He is also interested in the history of Neurosciences and is Past President of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology, the official Journal of the European Federation of Neuro

Affiliations and Expertise

George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC, USA

Julien Bogousslavsky Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Genolier Swiss Medical Network,Switzerland