Parkinson’s Treatment may Boost Creativity

This article is too delicious not to just directly quote.  I am waiting for my burst of new-found creativity to appear!

See the full article here by Abigal Klein Leichman.

Israel21c.org – An Israeli neurologist compiled studies on patients who suddenly started drawing, sculpting or writing while on dopamine-stimulating drugs.artists palette

Israeli neurologist Dr. Rivka Inzelberg noticed for years that patients taking dopamine-stimulating medication to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease didn’t bring her the customary box of chocolates at holiday time. Instead they brought drawings, sculptures or poems they’d created despite never having been artistically inclined before.

“I saw it was becoming such a phenomenon, and I looked in the literature to see if anyone ever worked on this,” she tells ISRAEL21c. “I found many articles about patients who have become artists in the context of being Parkinsonian.”

Inzelberg, who treats patients at the Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center at Sheba Medical Center and teaches at the medical school of Tel Aviv University, says the connection between dopamine and artistic tendencies has been observed for years.

About Laura Kennedy Gould

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One Response to Parkinson’s Treatment may Boost Creativity

  1. Lucy says:

    I’ll be on the lookout for my sculpture 🙂

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