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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Heartbeat in the Brain, Hole in the Skull

May 27th, 2014

Episode 495 of 796 episodes

Trepanation is an ancient surgical procedure and we’ve found the millennia-aged skulls to prove it – each punctured and gouged to relieve inner-pressure and inner-madness. But is such cranial perforation truly a relic of a primitive age or do modern trepanation advocates have a point in their quest to free the brain’s heartbeat from its prison of bone? Tune in to this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind to find out.

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