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.
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
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
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
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.
Photographs of the Earliest Brain Surgeries
The "father of modern neurosurgery" charted his patients' progress through photography.
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?