A few articles have sprung out at me this week, on the incredible advances in science and medicine. It's something I've been thinking a bit about over the last 6 months, but anyway. Enjoy: Turning off the speech centre in the brain, with magnets. (You've GOT to watch the video.)
I wanted to recite the rhyme but stumbled and stuttered as my speech area was disabled... Intriguingly, I could still sing Humpty Dumpty as he buffetted my Broca's: it turns out that singing is controlled by the right side of the brain, the opposite hemisphere to the one he stimulated.
Calgary doctors have made surgical history, using a robot to remove a brain tumour from a 21-year-old woman.
Amputee cleared to quality for "regular" Olympics The point of this article is that the guy won a case allowing him to compete with regularly abled athletes, and that just blows my mind. The focus and energy you'd have to have, what a guy.