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Concious (Question)

Didier A. Depireux didier at bluenote.isr.umd.edu
Mon Nov 10 22:49:41 EST 2003

KP_PC <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> "Chris" <nimbo@(noSpamHere)ukonline.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:o6wrb.23$182.8 at news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
> | Hi,
> |
> | Is a person who has had his "frontal lobe"
> | (I do not know what this is) removed still
> | concious or does he just react reflexly?

> Frontal lobe 'removel' would leave the
> person imobile. It's where the primary motor
> cortex is.

Eh, Moniz got the Nobel prize for prefrontal leucotomy. It's a funny story
of sorts: he found that prefrontal cortex removal "cured" depression (hence
the Nobel), esp in post-menopausal women. Further studies (after said Nobel)
showed that these women were cured of depression, and of emotions generally


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