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A Neuroscientist Reads Foucault 4: Discipline and Punish & Howard Dully's memoir, "My Lobotomy"

Having read now portions of Abnormal, History of Madness, and Discipline and Punish, I’ve been noticing important overlapping themes – imprisonment, exile, the relationship between the pathological and the criminal.   1,420 more words

A Brief History of the Vegetative State

1.0 Introduction
Vegetative state syndrome (VS) is a rare but extremely devastating neurological disorder resulting from severe brain damage. The increasing sophistication of critical neural care has made it possible for people to be kept alive with only the barest of brain function; machines can now take over the control and regulation of basic organic functions. 4,125 more words