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frontal lobotomy

an operation, popular in the 1940s and 1950s, which involved sectioningor removing sections of the frontal lobes, often to treatcases of bipolar mood disorder or chronic pain.

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June 19th 2021


in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuliĀ  (negative reinforcer)