Ménière's disease and musical hallucinations
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Eur J Neurol. 2006 Dec;13(12):1378-80. Abnormal musical pacemaker in a patient with musical hallucinations. Biran I, Steiner I. Department of Neurology, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. firstname.lastname@example.org
Music creation requires a highly orchestrated temporal pattern. The study of a patient with repetitive musical hallucinations enabled us to examine temporal pacemakers in music production. Here, we show that the pattern of faster silent production of a chosen tune compared with its production aloud was reversed when the patient produced the hallucinatory tune. This observation might suggest the utilization of a pacemaker(s), which functions differentially during the disease.