lobotomies

Podcast Goodness: Lobotomies and Death Predicting Cats

Boy oh boy, SYSK Nation. You know who loved this week's podcasts? Me and the compass head, that's who. Sometimes topics come along that are just endlessly fascinating to us, and this week the lobotomy show hit the mark. There's something about archaic forms of medicine and psychiatry that's extremely enthralling to me. If you haven't listened to the show yet, just let me tease you with a description of the transorbital lobotomy...

Lobotomies -- brain surgeries to relieve psychiatric problems -- are rarely performed today, but they were once fairly common. Tune in to learn more about the controversial history and practice of lobotomies in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.