Violinist Plays During Surgery
This summer professional violinist Roger Frisch played his instrument while undergoing brain surgery for essential tremors that were affecting his ability to play. During the surgery, doctors implanted a tiny electrode to block the tremor by delivering a zap of electricity to the part of the brain that was misfiring and causing the tremors. They had Frisch play his violin to guide them as to where exactly the electrode should be permanently placed. Now, when he feels a tremor coming on, he can simply press a button to disable that region of his brain.