2008, Number 2
The paper of the art like protector of the cerebral functions. The music, the painting and the writing facilitate the capacity of cerebral reserve
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ABSTRACTArt in its many expressions is a product of the evolved human brain, with its own neuronal networks. These pathways are more resistant to some pathological processes, as cerebrovascular disorders, acquired brain injury and particularly to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. As education, bilingualism, intellectual challenging jobs, and healthy life style are all inductors of cognitive reserve, We are proposing that many expressions of Art as, Music, Painting, and Writing should be also considered as Reserve Capacity builders.
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