See that walnut-like object in this brain scan? It's a tumor that needs to be removed. But to avoid damaging critical functions like speech and vision, surgeons have to see the brain's tangled web of connections. The solution? Just add water.
Deaf since birth, three-year-old Grayson Clamp was born missing his cochlear nerves. Recently, however, Grayson became the first child from the U.S. to receive an experimental auditory brain stem implant. This video shows his reaction upon hearing his dad's voice for the first time.
UC Davis neurosurgeons J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph J. Schrot have been barred from performing human medical research, after being accused of experimenting on terminally ill brain cancer patients without University permission. But the researchers continue to insist that the accusations are misleading.
The 1974 movie The Terminal Man is one of those quiet, slow-moving masterpieces of early 1970s science fiction... and then you get to a totally horrific, violent scene like this one, where the main character's brain implant finally goes wrong.
Hip-hop culture has caused profound harm to American adolescents, according to a new study from the Journal of Neurosurgery. But it doesn't warp teenaged brains or make kids more violent; instead, it's lead to a sharp rise in head injuries.