Medical Problems of Performing ArtistsMedical Problems of Performing Artists

Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | About MPPA | Submissions

MPPA indexed by MEDLINE.

Abstracts from the Literature

William J. Dawson
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 19 Number 4: Page 187 (December 2004)

View Full Text (Free)

Abstract: Since the inception of this column six years ago, my philosophy has been to provide readers with a representative and diverse sample of current arts-medicine articles. Thanks to a seemingly never-ending stream of manuscripts submitted to a wide variety of journals, I have been able to maintain this practice. However, this issue's column will depart from tradition and "feature" several articles with a common theme. In the past three years, more than 150 scientific papers have been published on a single topic¿the neurobiology of music. A few of these have been reviewed in previous columns, but for this issue I will devote most of my space to reviewing six papers that focus on the specific issue of differences between the brains of professional musicians and those of amateur musicians and nonmusicians. The topic is both fascinating and complex and is far from being answered completely at this writing. The authors are affiliated with diverse institutions, many of them international. The concluding two reviews mark a return to my traditional practice of bibliographic diversity.

Back to Table of Contents



Science & Medicine, Inc.
P.O. Box 313, Narberth, PA 19072
(610) 660-8097       (800) 888-0028
fax (610) 660-0348
e-mail editor@sciandmed.com
See our other journal: Science & Medicine.
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | About MPPA | Submissions

Copyright © 2002-2019, Science & Medicine, Inc.

Powered by Pliner Solutions, Inc.
Web Development by Pliner Solutions, Inc.