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A World-Class Musician Was Asked To Play Violin During His Own Brain Surgery

Imagine being awake while doctors were just fiddling around in your brain.

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Frisch's violin bow was hooked up to an accelerometer, which then sent data into a computer letting the surgical team know if they were hitting the right part of his thalamus. If his tremble lessened as he was playing, then they knew they found the spot.

You can watch a video all about the amazing operation here:

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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