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You Have to See It to Believe It: Man Plays Guitar During Brain Surgery -- and the Hospital Live-Tweets It All!


No. Way.

Technology is moving at an astronomical rate, and it's changing the way we interact with the rest of the world.

Case in point: A Los Angeles hospital reportedly became the first in the world to live-tweet a brain surgery using Vine, Twitter's new video sharing app. Even more incredible, the hard-to-believe footage shows patient Brad Carter strumming his guitar while doctors at the UCLA Medical Center are still operating on his brain.

The 39-year-old was reportedly receiving a pacemaker implant in his brain to fight the effects of Parkinson's disease.

Doctors had to awaken Carter to make sure they were implanting an electrode emitter to affected areas of his brain, according to Yahoo! News. In the uploading video, Carter is seen happily strumming the strings of his guitar while doctors operate.

After the electrodes were in place, Carter was able to write and hold cup of water without shaking.

While the video is incredible and essentially the first of its kind, it does contain brief but graphic images. Be advised:

Carter, an actor and singer, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after he noticed hand and eye tremors in 2006. He was no longer able to play guitar.

Doctors insist that the electrode emitters do not provide a cure to Parkinson's disease, however, it can control a patient's tremors and stiffness.

Either way, Carter seems to be very grateful to be able to play music again.

Here are some of the tweets from UCLA Health that night:


(H/T: Daily Mail)

All screengrabs via Daily Mail

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