Relatively Preserved Knowledge of Music in Semantic Dementia
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
The brain basis for music knowledge and the effects of disease on music cognition are poorly understood. Here we present evidence for relatively preserved knowledge of music in a musically untrained patient with semantic dementia and characteristic asymmetric anterior temporal lobe atrophy. Our findings suggest that music is partly separable neuropsychologically and anatomically from other semantic domains, with implications for the clinical management of patients with brain disease.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Cognitive Abilities; Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI); Memory; Music and Cognition; Music Cognition; Music Listening; Neurodegenerative Disorders
Comprehension; Dementia; Functional Laterality; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Semantics; Temporal Lobe
Case Study; Qualitative Methods
Hailstone, J. C.; Omar, R.; and Warren, J. D., "Relatively Preserved Knowledge of Music in Semantic Dementia" (2009). Research on Music and Dementia. 267.