Studying Memory In An Amnesiac Artist | Emma Gregory, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive science at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University, studied whether retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for information acquired before the onset of an illness or trauma) affected a broader range of knowledge than those tested in most previous studies of amnesia.
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Artist’s visit to Auschwitz inspires exhibit, ‘No One is Home: Bar Codes, Suburbia and the Holocaust,’ at Jewish Community of Amherst | Alter-Muri, an artist and art therapist, says her journey to Auschwitz had another, unexpected effect: “It changed my own art.”
It turns out that the frightening conditions of Alzheimer’s disease — which causes short and long-term memory loss — and frontotemporal disorders (FTD) — which is responsible for loss of language and speech — often have a creative silver lining. While some skills in the brain diminish, other new, expression-related skills are unlocked as the brain reroutes functions to compensate.
Surviving Cancer and Divorce Through Art | Huffington Post :: "Artists can go their entire lifetime and not find their "artistic voice". I found mine, and I found it through my cancer diagnosis."
Foundation for Hospital Art : Barbara Banta has traveled the world installing hospital art: Studies show a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress and anxiety; and researchers are learning more about the precise ways paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process.