Dan Fabbio, a music teacher in New York, suddenly found that he had a mass in his brain. The good news is that is was benign, the bad news was that it needed to be removed. There was a chance based on the location of the mass that his musical ability could be impaired.
In order to make sure that the doctors weren’t affecting his musical aptitude, they actually had him playing a saxophone during his surgery!
“…it turned out to be one of the most amazing days of my life because if felt like all of my training was suddenly changing someone’s life and allowing this young man to retain his musical abilities.” – Dr. Web Pilcher, Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience
See the full article in Science Blog.