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Brain surgery. Close-up of a patient's head with the brain (centre) exposed during surgery to remove a tumour. Here the surgeon is performing brain mapping. This involves using electrodes to locate and label the areas of the brain involved in language and other critical tasks, so as to minimise damage to those areas during the operation. Photographed at the Purpan Hospital, Toulouse, France.
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