The Influence of Music on Neurosurgical Cases: A Neglected Knowledge.


Gasenzer E. R. , Kanat A. , Nakamura M.

Journal of neurological surgery. Part A, Central European neurosurgery, vol.82, pp.544-551, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0040-1721017
  • Title of Journal : Journal of neurological surgery. Part A, Central European neurosurgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-551
  • Keywords: music, intervention, neurosurgery, MIRROR NEURON SYSTEM, BRAIN PLASTICITY, CORTICAL PLASTICITY, AWAKE CRANIOTOMY, CHALLENGES, HYPOTHESIS, IMITATION, PIANISTS, SURGERY, ORIGIN

Abstract

Background The human brain can respond to and participate in music. Learning to play a musical instrument requires complex multimodal skills involving the simultaneous perception of several sensory modalities. In case of brain damage, the musician and nonmusician brains may have different capacities for reorganization and neural remapping. We aimed to investigate the effect of music on patients who had a brain tumor and/or underwent a neurosurgical procedure, comparing the recovery of those who had a musical background with those who did not.