Encyclopedia > Lobotomy

  Article Content

Lobotomy

Lobotomy is a psychosurgical procedure involving selective destruction of connective nerve fibers in the frontal lobe of the brain. It was usually performed with the purpose of alleviating mental illness and chronic pain symptoms. The use of lobotomy is now regarded as a disastrously mistaken episode in surgical history, as its effects are often unpredictable and wide-ranging.

Bilateral cingulotomy is a modern psychosurgical technique which has replaced the lobotomy.

External links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Optical illusion

... - brightness, tilt, colour, movement and so on. The theory is that stimuli have individual dedicated neural paths in the visual cortex for the early stages of visual ...