LAB 10 - Vicarious Brain Surgery: Surgeon 3
The purpose of this lab was to use the surgeon 3 programs and act as a neurologist and brain surgeon. The ambulance brings patients in, and your job is to diagnose their condition by performing a set of neurological tests on them.
Neurological Test Ran on the Patient
Proding the patient with needles to test for sensation - loss of sensation on one side indicates possible damage to the opposite side of the brain because of decussation.
The patient was asked to pronounce the word "Alice" held up on a card - absence of or slurred speech indicates possible damage to language centers on the left side of brain.
Shining light into the patients eye to test for loss of pupil reflex - loss of pupil reflex indicates damage to area of brain performing this task.
Asking the patient to track an object you move from side to side in front of them for failure of eye tracking movements - indicates damage to this circuit.
Lifting appendages (arms and legs) and letting them fall - rapid drop indicates damage to brain areas on the opposite side of the brain, which controls skeletal muscle contraction paralysis.
Lastly, testing for elbow and knee reflexes with a hammer for absence of or exaggeration of reflex - indicate damage to opposite side of brain or severance of peripheral nerves.
Unfortunately my patient did not make it through the operation. Here is the documentation of the reward I got for my expertise in performing this surgery!