Opera is a complex musical form that reflects the complexity of the human condition and the human brain. This article presents an introduction to the portrayal of medical professionals in opera, including one neurologist, as well as two characters in whom neurological disease contributes to the action of the musical drama. Consideration is also given to the neuroanatomy and neuropathology of opera singers with further speculation regarding the neural underpinnings of the passion of opera’s audience.
Brandy R. Matthews, MD, Indiana University Neurology Outpatient Clinic, 550 University Blvd UH 1710, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (USA), Tel. +1 317 944 4000, Fax +1 317 278 2775, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: April 06, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 11
Book Serie: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience, Vol. 27, Year 2010
Editor(s): Bogousslavsky, J. (Montreux); Hennerici, M.G. (Mannheim); Bäzner, H. (Stuttgart); Bassetti, C. (Lugano)
ISSN: 1660-4431 (Print), eISSN: 1662-2804 (Online)
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Book Title: Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 3
Editor(s): Bogousslavsky J, Hennerici MG, Bäzner H, Bassetti C (eds)
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Published online: 4/6/2010
Cover Date: 2010
Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0
ISBN: 978-3-8055-9330-4 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9331-1 (Online)
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