Did you know that you can watch your own brain during brain surgery? In fact, you can watch your visual cortex, the part of your brain that processes visual stimuli, while your neurosurgeon is working on your brain. It may seem odd that the brain can watch itself on a screen, but advances in science have made this possible.
There are two elements of brain surgery that make it possible for the patient to watch their brain during surgery.
Changes to your fingernails are often nothing to worry about. However, sometimes, your nails go through a change in shape, colour or structure because of an underlying illness or condition.
If you've recently noticed small streaks that are a brownish-black or even red colour under your nails, then you want to find out what's going on. Known as splinter haemorrhages, these marks sometimes have an obvious and harmless cause, but they might also be a sign of something else going on in your body.