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Stability Of Art Preference In Frontotemporal Dementia, Andrea Halpern, Margaret G. O'Connor Jun 2018

Stability Of Art Preference In Frontotemporal Dementia, Andrea Halpern, Margaret G. O'Connor

Andrea Halpern

We examined aesthetic preference for reproductions of paintings among frontotemporal dementia (FTD) patients, in two sessions separated by 2 weeks. The artworks were in three different styles: representational, quasirepresentational, and abstract. Stability of preference for the paintings was equivalent to that shown by a matched group of Alzheimer's disease patients and a group of healthy controls drawn from an earlier study. We expected that preference for representational art would be affected by disruptions in language processes in the FTD group. However, this was not the case and the FTD patients, despite severe language processing deficits, performed similarly across all ...