"Didier A. Depireux" <didier at bluenote.isr.umd.edu> wrote in message
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| 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 'remov[a]l' 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
Bet that's one of the ones they 'regret'.