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A protective effect of musical expertise on cognitive outcome following brain damage?

Omigie, Diana and Samson, Severine. 2014. A protective effect of musical expertise on cognitive outcome following brain damage? Neuropsychology Review, 24(4), pp. 445-460. ISSN 1040-7308 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The current review examines the possibility that training-related changes that take place in the brains of musicians may have a beneficial effect on their cognitive outcome and recovery following neurological damage. First, we propose three different mechanisms by which training-related brain changes might result in relatively preserved function in musicians as compared to non-musicians with cerebral lesions. Next, we review the neuropsychological literature examining musical ability in professional musicians following brain damage, specifically of vascular, tumoral and epileptic aetiology. Finally, given that assessment of musician patients can greatly inform our understanding of the influence of premorbid experience on postmorbid recovery, we suggest some basic guidelines for the future evaluation of relevant patients.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-014-9274-5

Keywords:

Musicians, Brain damage, Neuroplasticity, Lesion, Training, Cognitive outcome

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
22 October 2014Accepted
8 November 2014Published Online

Item ID:

23540

Date Deposited:

03 Jul 2018 08:44

Last Modified:

03 Jul 2018 08:44

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23540

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