Doctors Zapped a Woman's Brain So She Could Laugh Through 'Awake' Brain Surgery

When the woman woke up from her sedation, she felt anxious and started crying. That’s not atypical, given the circumstances: The woman, an patient with epilepsy, was undergoing awake open-brain surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. Her head was locked in place, and her brain was exposed. But she needed to stay awake for her own safety — […]

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