Because Sometimes More is More
“The baby was kept in the machine for several minutes to generate baseline data of the normal metabolic activity in the brain. This was used to compare to the data gathered during and after the surgery. Analysis of the MRI data indicated that the surgery subjected the infant to significant trauma. The greatest changes occurred in the limbic system concentrating in the amygdala and in the frontal and temporal lobes.
A neurologist who saw the results to postulated that the data indicated that circumcision affected most intensely the portions of the victim’s brain associated with reasoning, perception and emotions. Follow up tests on the infant one day, one week and one month after the surgery indicated that the child’s brain never returned to its baseline configuration. In other words, the evidence generated by this research indicated that the brain of the circumcised infant was permanently changed by the surgery.”
So an individual may not consciously remember having been circumcised as an infant, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t be affected mentally and emotionally for life.
The doctors who conducted this study were reprimanded and forced to destroy the results by the hospital. Of course, the irony here is that while it is perfectly legal to circumcise infants, the hospital felt it was unethical study the affects.