Using a Virtual Reality Social Network During Awake Craniotomy to Map Social Cognition: Prospective Trial

  title={Using a Virtual Reality Social Network During Awake Craniotomy to Map Social Cognition: Prospective Trial},
  author={Florian Bernard and Jean-Michel Lem{\'e}e and Ghislaine Aubin and Aram Ter Minassian and Philippe Menei},
  journal={Journal of Medical Internet Research},
Background In awake craniotomy, it is possible to temporarily inactivate regions of the brain using direct electrical stimulation, while the patient performs neuropsychological tasks. If the patient shows decreased performance in a given task, the neurosurgeon will not remove these regions, so as to maintain all brain functions. Objective The objective of our study was to describe our experience of using a virtual reality (VR) social network during awake craniotomy and discuss its future… 
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