Like every other organ in the body, the brain is pretty reliable. Sometimes, though, and especially in older people, it can start to go wrong.
One problem is something called Parkinson's. The person who gets it starts to shake.
It can be fixed by placing an electrode in the brain. The electrode has to be in exactly in the right or it won't work.
This game is a big and fascinating exploration of deep brain stimulation surgery.
You will learn about MRI scans, tower machines, how to drill holes in the skull and how to find your way around the human brain,
Virtual patient for medical training.
You would think brain surgery would be just the last kind of surgery that people got around to trying out. I mean brains are very complicated and delicate organs.
The strange fact is, that one kind of brain surgery has been pretty common ever since the stone age.
Trepanation is the practice of drilling a hole in the skull. It was carried out on people who claimed they felt a great pressure in the head (don't we all, now and again).
Studies on the skulls of people who died thousands of years ago, have shown evidence of trapanation. Sometimes the surgical tools used to carry out the brain operation were made of flint!