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April 15th, 2012
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Battery Powered Brain

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells the story of a severely depressed patient, who
underwent an experimental surgery in which doctors drilled two
holes in her skull to implant a pair of battery-powered electrodes in her

A small electrical charge then stimulates a part of the brain known
as ³Area 25,² which is a junction box for the circuits that control our
moods. The patients who undergo this procedure have not been helped by
anything else. Not psychotherapy; not meds; not even electro-convulsive
shock therapy. But about two-thirds of the experimental subjects using Deep
Brain Stimulation have improved significantly.

Battery Powered Brain is one of three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted
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  1. vicky

    Black children are not the only children that are been discriminated against. White children are also been discriminated against by black teachers. In fact, if investigated, there is proof that a black vice principals constantly removed white children from school while allowing black children to get away with the same.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm |