Re: 3. Fear of Music: Musicogenic Epilepsy
The comment about the partial lobe removal triggered unpleasant memories of lobotomy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
in me too but I didn't find much in the chapter that led me to believe "... her recovery wasn't much rosier than her seizures." The woman was unable to function before the lobotomy and was "normal" functioning after it. She did say she missed the "good" hallucinations but I'll bet she would make the trade again. Or, did I miss something important in this chapter?
We are only three chapters in but so far we have not been told much other than interesting stories. If the subject is Musicophilia then a question is, what make the experience of music in abnormal neurology different than other hallucinations? Why do some people experience music while others have different experiences? Inquiring minds want to know and look forward to finding the answer in the rest of the book.