prefrontal lobotomy


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prefrontal lobotomy

[prē′frənt·əl lə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
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and Mary Frances Robinson (1945) "An evaluation of prefrontal lobotomy through ward behavior".
Psychotherapy sometimes offered temporary relief, but more radical forms of therapy invariable proved either useless or even disastrous - such as, for example, the use of prefrontal lobotomy as illustrated in the movie One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
In point of fact, studies of split-brain subjects produced by prefrontal lobotomy suggest that each hemisphere may have a separate consciousness.