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The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor, Lone Frank

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The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor
Title
The pleasure shock
Title remainder
the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor
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Lone Frank
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Language
eng
Summary
  • An assessment of Tulane psychiatrist Robert G. Heath's brain-pacemaker experiments examines his controversial work, allegedly part of the CIA's notorious "mind control" project, and discusses how his work has been adapted as mainstream therapies for mental illness and addiction
  • "The story of a medical pioneer, his fall, and his haunting legacy. The technology invented by psychiatrist Robert G. Heath in the 1950s and '60s has been described as among the most controversial experiments in US history. His work was alleged at the time to be part of MKUltra, the CIA's notorious "mind control" project. His research subjects included incarcerated convicts and gay men who wished to be "cured" of their sexual preference. Yet his cutting-edge research and legacy were quickly buried deep in Tulane University's archives. Investigative science journalist Lone Frank now tells the complete saga of this passionate, determined doctor and his groundbreaking neuroscience. More than fifty years after Heath's experiments, this very same treatment is becoming mainstream practice in modern psychiatry for everything from schizophrenia, anorexia, and compulsive behavior to depression. Parkinson's, and even substance addiction. Lone Frank uncovered lost documents and accounts of Heath's trailblazing work. She tracked down surviving colleagues and patients, and she delved into the current support for deep brain stimulation by scientists and patients alike. What has changed? Why do we today unquestioningly embrace this technology as a cure? How do we decide what is a disease of the brain to be cured and what should be allowed to remain unprobed and unprodded? And how do we weigh the decades of criticism against the promise of treatment that could be offered to millions of patients? Elegantly written and deeply fascinating, The Pleasure Shock weaves together biography, scientific history, and medical ethics. It is an adventure into our ever-shifting views of the mind and the fateful power we wield when we tinker with the self."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DNLM/DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Lone
Dewey number
616.8/046
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Heath, Robert G.
  • Brain stimulation
  • Brain stimulation
  • Mental illness
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The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor, Lone Frank
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Singing the brain electric -- The second coming -- Treat yourself -- How happy is too happy? -- The times they are a-changin' -- The secret history of hedonia -- A cure for violence -- Dreams from DARPA -- A grand mistake -- The machine in the mind
Control code
ocn991572310
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9781101986530
Lccn
2017029957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor, Lone Frank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Singing the brain electric -- The second coming -- Treat yourself -- How happy is too happy? -- The times they are a-changin' -- The secret history of hedonia -- A cure for violence -- Dreams from DARPA -- A grand mistake -- The machine in the mind
Control code
ocn991572310
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9781101986530
Lccn
2017029957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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