What's inside the art? The influence of frontotemporal dementia in art production

V. Drago, P. S. Foster, D. Trifiletti, D. B. FitzGerald, B. M. Kluger, G. P. Crucian, K. M. Heilman

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Abstract

We evaluated the productions of an artist with frontotemporal lobar degeneration from before dementia onset until she was fully symptomatic. We noted an improvement of technique that might be related to sparing and disinhibition of the right posterior neocortex. There was a reduction of closure (completeness of the painting), possibly induced by impersistence and a decrease in evocative impact that might be explained by frontal and anterotemporal-limbic dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1287
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume67
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Drago, V., Foster, P. S., Trifiletti, D., FitzGerald, D. B., Kluger, B. M., Crucian, G. P., & Heilman, K. M. (2006). What's inside the art? The influence of frontotemporal dementia in art production. Neurology, 67(7), 1285-1287. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000238439.77764.da