Lecture 7 Electrical Stimulation of the Brain

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Electrical Stimulation of the Brain Why the brain? – center of conscious thought Brain transplant – identity of the body or identify of the body, it would be a body transplant Who we are resides in the brain Brain – identity, control Most complex thing in the universe When we talk about eugenics can’t ignore the holocaust Electrical stimulation was developed because of the psychosurgery 1780 , doing on spinal of a frog Galvanizing executed criminals – ( trying to reanimate the dead) Roberts Bartholow – first electrically stimulating live human beings Wilder Penfield – epilepsy surgery on the brain while talking to the patient with electodes Penfield’s Motor Homunculus Jose Delgado – study physiology, psychosurgery, what he did was a reaction to psychosurgery ,
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Unformatted text preview: trying to do the same without cutting out the brain, Putting a radio transceiver on an animals head with his technology he turned the wild bull into a passive one He did it to human subjects --- same with the animals He claimed that he was able to turn violent patients into passive and docile, was able to turn on and off rage, able to produce amorous feelings, able to elicit the spectrum of human emotions Proposed to use this technology to solve social problems Book caused a huge sensation and got him into all kinds of trouble 1970ish - Caused a great deal of controversy, lab was closed, moved to Spain...
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