Impulsive artistic creativity as a presentation of transient cognitive alterations.

@article{Finkelstein1991ImpulsiveAC,
  title={Impulsive artistic creativity as a presentation of transient cognitive alterations.},
  author={Yoram Finkelstein and Jacob Vardi and I. Hod},
  journal={Behavioral medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={91-4}
}
A 27-year-old right-handed male mosaic artisan who had not shown any interest in drawing or artistic activity was admitted to the Department of Neurology for attacks of bizarre behavior and convulsive disorder. The patient reported feeling "waves" engulfing him during the attacks, leaving him floating helplessly. During some attacks, the patient impulsively initiated drawing activity. Interictal sleep-deprivation EEG showed a left frontotemporal focus of paroxysmal discharge. Brain tomography… CONTINUE READING

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