A Shocking Way to Fix the Brain

By | October 8, 2015

Neurosurgeons hope to treat some of the most intractable mental disorders by putting advanced arrays of electrodes into patients’ brains.
When Emad Eskandar talks about one of his neurosurgery patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, he’s not talking about someone who arranges his record collection by color, size, and name. Or someone who ritualistically touches the knob on the stove twice before leaving the house and says, “Sorry, I’m a little OCD.”

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