Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Man Plays Banjo During Brain Surgery

During a surgery to reduce tremors, banjo player Eddie Adcock plays his banjo and responds to doctors directions. The deep brain stimulation procedure requires implanting of electrodes into the brain and in order to ensure accuracy doctors had to have Mr. Adcock awake to help in placement.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

My husband is a musician, plays the banjo, and saw this. Amazing what the body is capable of, and what we are learning about the brain and how to manipulate it. I could see something like this on a "House" episode.

L. Martinez said...

how interesting how the brain works.