How Neurosurgeons Navigate Inside The Brain

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Tom Scott

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Shared January 13, 2020

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The brain is a mass of neurons, but some areas are more important than others. How can surgeons navigate inside the brain? How do they know exactly where to operate, and what to do? Alex from Brainbook explains.


This makes me glad that I don’t have a brain.

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Jona G

"We need to be very careful"


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James Hood

“There’s nothing gruesome in this video” Well, I’ll watch it anyway.

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"And now we're gonna start drilling!"

Oh cool, like a tiny hole in the skull?

6:10 plays...


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Medlife Crisis

That's nice Alex. It's not really rocket science though is it?

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Cedric Lothritz

I had a tumor removed almost 2 years ago, and this video was really fascinating and really uncomfortable to watch at the same time .

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During surgery
Doctor: touches brain
Me: "Stop, ur getting on my nerves"

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that drilling at the end . that seemed a bit less precise than how i imagined.

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Thomas Duursma

Brain satnav;
*Please make a U-turn at the next opportunity*

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Myotic Tesseract

Alex: "...and start drilling."

Me: "Ah, a small and precise dri—"


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i know the drill's really safe, but the sound and spray from the model still took me by surprise :o

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Sebastian Elytron

Nothing but respect for Tom and his "The Show Must Go On" mentality, giving his channel to fellow YouTubers instead of just not uploading for a few weeks. Other channels should take note!!

1 month ago | [YT] | 368

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nice timing tom. now that i have to get something removed from my head soon...

1 month ago | [YT] | 640

Paul Anderson

WTF.... Soothing voice... Mood music... I'm feeling good... Then AARRRGGGHHH!!! he's attacking a skull with a Dremel like a 10 year old in a woodworking class... Jesus!

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6:05 we will calmly continue with this operation, as any minimal mistake could have terrible consequences


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6:47 Cursed Caprisun

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peter owen

It makes you wonder how Horsley, Cushing and the other pioneers ever had any successful outcomes.

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06:08 People told me to keep an open mind, but I never thought it was like that

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Tom Hopkins

It’s always important to be dressed in full scrubs just in case of emergency

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Steven Williams

I'll use this to watch my last two brain cells fighting at 2am.

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