If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Smithsonian Magazine)   "It's hard to fault Foote for not going into greater detail about the underlying science, since he is, at that very moment, boring a hole in Haning's skull"   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line 13
    More: Interesting, Jeff Foote  
•       •       •

4817 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Apr 2014 at 1:44 PM (27 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-04-23 02:30:55 PM  
2 votes:
I think seeing a brain while talking to the person it belonged to would be amazing.  I've had a conversation with a patient while I was replacing the antibiotic soaked gauze where her sternum had been as it had become infected after surgery and was being debrided... When you took the packing out to clean the wound area and put the new packing material in, you could see her heart beating in her chest.... it was amazing....

To this day, it's the most amazing thing I've ever seen... to have this person alive and just bs-ing with you and you can literally see into her chest and look at her beating heart.
2014-04-23 02:22:19 PM  
2 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: The thought of boring a hole into the skull and exposing the brain makes me queasy.


For folks with severe issues it's a godsend.  I knew a guy back at my old job with severe Parkinsons, to the extent it was difficult for him to eat, much less use a computer or write on a blackboard.  He got one of these deep brain stimulators and the difference was enormous- he still had the tremors but he could do fairly normal activities.
2014-04-23 01:56:30 PM  
2 votes:

uncleacid: Did it just get drafty in here or is there a hole in my head?


dude, you be trepan
2014-04-23 01:55:35 PM  
2 votes:
elective brain surgery

let that just sink in for a bit.
2014-04-23 12:57:10 PM  
2 votes:
That's a pretty good article subby, thanks.

Also a fair characterization of the difference in neurologists and neurosurgeons.
2014-04-23 09:47:20 AM  
2 votes:
The thought of boring a hole into the skull and exposing the brain makes me queasy.
2014-04-23 02:26:20 PM  
1 votes:

Russ1642: MelGoesOnTour: The thought of boring a hole into the skull and exposing the brain makes me queasy.

I can't even stand seeing cartoon drawings of brains let alone the real thing.


I'm the same way with spinal cords. Anatomy and Physiology was an amazing course, but holding even the plastic models of a spine just made my skin crawl.
2014-04-23 02:13:27 PM  
1 votes:
As some who has had essential tremors causing shaky hands since I was 16, NO THANKS.

A little shaking is better than a hole in the head.

/yes I realize some shake much worse
2014-04-23 02:09:49 PM  
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: The thought of boring a hole into the skull and exposing the brain makes me queasy.


Me as well.

We've gotten better at it, it's not shooting in the dark anymore, but Bones would still not approve.
2014-04-23 01:59:39 PM  
1 votes:
I need trepanation like I need a hole in the head.
2014-04-23 01:57:46 PM  
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: The thought of boring a hole into the skull and exposing the brain makes me queasy.


I can't even stand seeing cartoon drawings of brains let alone the real thing.
2014-04-23 11:09:50 AM  
1 votes:
There are non-invasive ways to do neurostimulation.  One of our devices is going through FDA now:

http://tcnl.bme.wisc.edu/taxonomy/term/23
2014-04-23 09:48:22 AM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
Displayed 13 of 13 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report