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Description - Migraine Art by Klaus Podoll

In their book "Migraine Art", authors Klaus Podoll and Derek Robinson provide descriptions of types of migraine visual phenomena, along with art images created by migraine sufferers that detail their visual experiences. The migraine art concept was developed as the rationale for a number of public competitions in the 1980s which encouraged artists, both amateur and professional, to illustrate the pain, the visual disturbances, and the effect migraines had on their lives.The book describes a comprehensive view of the migraine experience and covers such topics as migraine signs, symptoms, triggers, and treatments, as well as types of visual hallucinations and somatic sensations and experiences. Throughout the book are pieces of art created by the migraine sufferers themselves that exemplify each category of visual disturbance. A description of the migraine visual experiences of famous historical figures, such as Blaise Pascal and Lewis Carroll provide a historical background on the topic. The book also includes a history of four Migraine Art competitions and information about the Migraine Art collection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556436727
ISBN-10: 1556436726
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Klaus Podoll

Klaus Podoll, MD, is a senior physician at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital Aachen at RWTH Aachen University. He has written and coauthored numerous medical articles, book chapters, and two books on Migraine Art. Coeditor in chief of the "Migraine Aura Foundation "Web site, his current scientific interests focus on the neuropsychology and neuroesthetics ofmigraine auras, including the rare variety of persistent aura. Derek Robinson founded the Migraine Art concept in 1973. Between 1980 and 1987 he organized four national Migraine Art competitions sponsored by the Migraine Action Association (formerly known as the British Migraine Association) and Boehringer Ingelheim UK Limited. Until his death in 2001 he was the curator of the Migraine Art collection. He was also the coauthor of numerous medical articles and one book on Migraine Art.