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Uploaded on May 13, 2011
Dr. Reid Thompson realized as a medical student that by pursuing a career in Neurosurgery, he could think about the brain every day. What he didn't fully realize then was that 20 years later, he would still gaze on the brain with a sense of wonder. In this presentation, he will convey this sense of wonder by describing what it is like to operate on the human brain. We'll take a look at how as the field of Neurosurgery evolves, allowing us to open the windows of the mind, we can imagine what the future might look like.
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