Effects of dopaminergic and subthalamic stimulation on musical performance.

van Vugt, Floris T.; Schüpbach, Michael; Altenmüller, Eckart; Bardinet, Eric; Yelnik, Jérôme; Hälbig, Thomas D. (2013). Effects of dopaminergic and subthalamic stimulation on musical performance. Journal of neural transmission, 120(5), pp. 755-759. Springer 10.1007/s00702-012-0923-7

[img] Text
EffectsDopamin_JNeurTrans.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (326kB) | Request a copy

Although subthalamic-deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is an efficient treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD), its effects on fine motor functions are not clear. We present the case of a professional violinist with PD treated with STN-DBS. DBS improved musical articulation, intonation and emotional expression and worsened timing relative to a timekeeper (metronome). The same effects were found for dopaminergic treatment. These results suggest that STN-DBS, mimicking the effects of dopaminergic stimulation, improves fine-tuned motor behaviour whilst impairing timing precision.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Schüpbach, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0300-9564

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Valentina Rossetti

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2014 14:29

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2015 12:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00702-012-0923-7

PubMed ID:

23232663

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.53849

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53849

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback