Arts as a tool for communications and rehabilitation. The findings from Neurosciences.

  • Francesca Federico Departiment of Developmental and Social Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Antonio Federico Past-full Professor Neurology at University of Siena, Consultant Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese , Siena, and Rehabilitation Istitute Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Italy. Director Dept Neurosciences and Social Sciences, SELF Hochschule, Zug, Switzerland
Keywords: art and brain, Stendhal syndrome, art and brain pathology


The link between arts and brain is reported, describing the relationship between several  brain area and the artistic behavior, the modifications of the art performances following  pathologic conditions, art performed by  mentally disabled patients as an instrument of communications and rehabilitation, and finally the example of Stendhal syndrome as a condition in which arts may stimulate brain, in  susceptible subjects, leading to physical and psychological disturbances.