"Florence, November 5 - The emotional effect of Michelangelo's stunning David statue is to be gauged in a year-long study in Florence.
Florentine psychiatrist Graziella Magherini says she aims to "assess the impact of the sculpture on cultivated onlookers." Magherini thinks a certain kind of visitor "establishes a direct relationship" with the masterpiece.
She has dubbed this bond 'The David Syndrome' - similar to the dizzy and disorientating 'Stendhal Syndrome' Magherini identified in the late '70s."
I don't know - I love art, I have been moved to tears in front of some of Michelangelo's work - but a year long study to "assess the impact of the sculpture on cultivated onlookers."?