@8 months ago with 8 notes
#lobotomy #prefrontal cortex
One procedure that was looked on as a miracle intervention was the lobotomy. The lobotomy is a clumsy and pretty brutal procedure that severed the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This left you with a permanently sedated, semi-zombie patient who no longer exhibited the bizarre or difficult symptoms they were admitted for. The negative side was that the patient also lost a myriad of other functions.