Changes in Psychological Test Performances of Brain-Operated Schizophrenics after 8 Years

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Science  16 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3342, pp. 149-150
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3342.149


Long-term effects of topectomy showed statistically significant losses not present shortly after psychosurgery in eight of 14 psychological test measures. Site of operation, length of postoperative interval, age, and nature of the measure were factors determining the effects of brain damage.