Beijing, Jan 27: A Chinese musician was asked to play his guitar during a complex brain surgery on Monday.
This was done so that the doctors could analyse the brain functioning for maneuvering the fingers. The patient had to undergo treatment and surgery as he suffered from a neurological problem in the 90s, which did not allow him to write or compose music.
The doctors planted batterey-powered electrodes in the 57-year old's brain, which is likely to last for about 10 years.
The musician Li Xiaong was asked to stay conscious so that the doctors could identify the points in the brain that stimulated the movement on his fingers.
"He was able to test the success of the implants during the procedure by playing the guitar," said the doctor.