April 20 Hearings before the Subcommittee

April 20 Hearings before the Subcommittee - Hearings before...

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Hearings before the Subcommittee 135 Copernicus. Is it behavioral modification? This hearing is mainly about what to do with psychosurgery and its future. Why: Because there is a large concern for it just as any medical procedure but this is large as it deals with the brain and some have concern with brain control. Largely controversial Behavioral research Many people for and against psychosurgery This hearing is about what to do with psychosurgery “I do not want two diseases- one nature-made, one doctor-made.” Napoleon 124 Psychosurgery very border line procedure Psychosurgery based on the theory that mental states are related to activities of nerve cells Basis of the issue is whether one can accurately remove the locus of the brain that stimulates the abnormal behavior Schizophrenics were able to be released from constraints and integrated into the ordinary route of the hospital however with drastic side effects – changes of personality, emotional disturbances, and impairment of judgment with lack of control of impulses Cost vs. benefit Study of the brain today involves ones that come from accidents, surgery of brain tumor, war injury, etc. “The issue is whether to use psychosurgical procedures on human subjects either in research or in practice” Many views of psychosurgery of yes, maybe, neutral, last measure for research and such Some believe that with electrodes will lead to “thought control” 126 Psychosurgery being performed and Dr. Brown is unsure of its matters, protecting the patient is a top priority He gives ways to protect the patient
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Contract involving an attempt to understand and control violent and destructive behavior that is presumed to be a direct result of brain dysfunction – being disbanded – have not done any
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