neurosurgery

Tonic Talks

We Talked to the Ex-NFL Player Going to Harvard For Neurosurgery

Myron Rolle is a black athlete who will soon be a black surgeon—two realities that come with contrasting expectations.
Austin Williams
3.21.17
Stuff

Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery

It felt medieval when I put her in pins. It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other. Ten years and thousands of surgeries later, the experience is still branded into my own head.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
10.23.16
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A History of the Ice Pick Lobotomy

Lobotomy is a procedure that involves slicing tiny slivers through the frontal lobes of the brain, reached through holes bored in the top of the skull. It was an early way psychiatrists thought they could dramatically alleviate madness and suffering in pe
Zoe Cormier
6.12.15
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What It's Like to Live with Half a Brain

There are people living with parts, halves, or more of their brains removed all around the US
Kaleigh Rogers
6.12.15
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The Paralysed Man Who Can Control a Robotic Arm With His Thoughts

Erik Sorto is trialling out a pioneering neural implant that lets him control a robotic arm with his brain.
Emiko Jozuka
6.12.15
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Photographs of the Earliest Brain Surgeries

The "father of modern neurosurgery" charted his patients' progress through photography.
Emiko Jozuka
6.10.15
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This Brain Surgeon Simulator Is Not a Game

A fake brain, a robot arm, and some impressive neural maps. Is this the future of neurosurgery?
Erene Stergiopoulos
6.10.15