Friday, December 18, 2015

Patient Plays a Musical Instrument While Brain Tumour Removed

A team of neurosurgeons at a Spain hospital successfully removed a brain tumour while the patient was conscious and playing saxophone. With this approach it was possible to operate without damaging the part of the brain involved in musical language.

Aguilera, who was told he had a brain tumour after suffering dizzy spells, said: “Music is what has accompanied me half a lifetime, so when the doctors told me I could do that, I did not think twice.”

This is clearly one of the many advances in medicine and neuroscience. More information here.

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