It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Itisnowagain
a reply to: putnam6
Have you seen the film 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest'?
And the series called 'Ratched' that was recently on Netfilx?
If not then I highly recommend both.
originally posted by: putnam6
Didn't realize it was performed as late as 1967 either.
Phineas Gage is often referred to as one of the most famous patients in neuroscience. He experienced a traumatic brain injury when an iron rod was driven through his entire skull, destroying much of his frontal lobe.
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
It's still in use. AFAIK to cut out part of the brain producing wake state delta waves in epilepsy.
Maybe in other cases. (IMO it's a sleep disorder, bacteria or a parasite in many cases)
Treating brain as any other physical organ is not completely bad thing.
It used to be abused tho. Pretty much any nut could be subject to a "treatment" of doctor's choice.
Is it really so much better today? You have fluoride in tap water doing absolutely nothing good for your teeth and brain. People are still caged like prisoners without a trial and forced to use unknown drugs destroying their personality. Antipsychotics are pretty close to lobotomy. I know a guy...Well, they did their job - he doesnt yell on government from window anymore but he's a zombie. You could smell the suffering.
Lobotomy vaccines could be next. Mass, slow sterilization.
At least they dont force-castrate homosexuals anymore. It's a caste. They have too much power.