Music and the cognitive consequences of focal epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Musical training may have a neuroprotective effect in people with focal epilepsy.

Why this matters

  • Focal epilepsy is known to affect executive function; however, little has been published on the impact of focal epilepsy on music cognition. A better understanding of the interplay between focal epilepsy and music cognition, may clarify the mechanisms underlying the disease and training-related neuroplasticity and point toward strategies where music training could be useful in clinical practice.