Do-it-yourself-brain surgery game.
September 29, 2010 4:31 PM   Subscribe

Deep brain stimulation. Not just for highly trained neurosurgeons anymore. Try it yourself! Game and photos (“very graphic!”) (via MindHacks.)
posted by Faze (7 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
"Ellen" does not look like she's 5'8" and 120 lbs. They could have made that a liiiiitle bit more accurate, considering it's an anatomy/medical game.

I met a guy about 10 years ago who had one of the implants to control his Parkinson's. He had a remote control to turn it on and off. It was amazing. He couldn't hold a cup of coffee without spilling or draw a circle or a straight line on paper, then he switched it on, and all of his tremors went away. It was amazing. If it was that good 10 years ago, I can't even imagine how awesome it is now.
posted by phunniemee at 4:45 PM on September 29, 2010 [3 favorites]

I added this link to my trepanning folder. Thanks.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:52 PM on September 29, 2010 [3 favorites]

This is one of my favorite games in the genre.
posted by clarknova at 5:37 PM on September 29, 2010

Woot, Ohio State!
posted by HopperFan at 6:00 PM on September 29, 2010

Don't touch the sides! [BZZZZZZZT]
posted by JHarris at 6:05 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

I now feel fully confident that I could perform brain surgery while drinking.
posted by figment of my conation at 6:14 PM on September 29, 2010 [3 favorites]

I really enjoyed this website! Thanks for posting the link Faze. Went through a small brain surgery in 2006, just this time of year. In a way using the website, going through the steps, helped me feel less fear in retrospect.

A dear friend is having knee replacement surgery the day after tomorrow. Will go through the website surgery steps for that too because I want to know what the surgery is like and also to feel less afraid of it.

It's a nicely done site. Amazing the things one learns on the blue.
posted by nickyskye at 9:00 PM on September 29, 2010

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