FOCAL

FOCAL

DYSTONIA

A MUSICIAN'S RESOURCE

contact@focaldystonia.co.uk

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Eckart Altenmüller

Eckart Altenmüller  is a Professor and Director of the Institute of Music

Physiology and Musicians Medicine and the University of Music and Drama, Hanover. He has carried out research into brain activation during auditory processing of music and learning of fine motor skills.  He continues his research on movement disorders in musicians and into motor and sensory learning as well as the effects of music on emotions.

He has published many articles about focal dystonia, including this fascinating one about Robert Schumann. Probably the broadest study into the outcomes of available FD treatments can be read here. He appears in the documentry film demon hands. He talks about his research on FD in this interview, which includes audio clips.

Altenmueller-Interview