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On Psychosurgery and Mind Control — A Review of Violence, Mental Illness and the Brain by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

In his three-part series on psychosurgery in America, Dr. Miguel Faria has written one of the best summaries in print on the history of neurosurgical treatment of psychiatric disorders by selective sectioning or abolition of specific parts of the behavioral. Within these pages he discusses the anatomy involved and the interrelated nature of brain nuclei …

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Violence, mental illness, and the brain — A brief history of psychosurgery: Part 3 — From deep brain stimulation to amygdalotomy for violent behavior, seizures, and pathological aggression in humans

Abstract — In the final installment to this three-part, essay-editorial on psychosurgery, we relate the history of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in humans and glimpse the phenomenal body of work conducted by Dr. Jose Delgado at Yale University from the 1950s to the 1970s. The inception of the National Commission for the Protection of Human …

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Violence, mental illness, and the brain — A brief history of psychosurgery: Part 2 — From the limbic system and cingulotomy to deep brain stimulation

Abstract — Knowledge of neuroscience flourished during and in the wake of the era of frontal lobotomy, as a byproduct of psychosurgery in the late 1930s and 1940s, revealing fascinating neural pathways and neurophysiologic mechanisms of the limbic system for the formulation of emotions, memory, and human behavior. The creation of the Klüver‑Bucy syndrome in …

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