Singing the Brain Electric
Author(s)Chua, Grace (Grace W. J.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.
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Singing the Brain Electric Brain pacemakers, scientists have found, can treat depression by correcting neural circuitry gone haywire. This thesis examines how such technology - a technique known as deep-brain stimulation, in which electrodes are implanted within the brain - was developed and how it works. We are introduced to a patient who received deep-brain stimulation for her refractory depression, and consider the risks, ethical issues, and questions of humanity and identity the technology raises.
Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (p. -).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.; MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Program in Science Writing.