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Richard L. Hall rhall at webmail.uvi.edu
Wed Dec 6 07:09:33 EST 2000


Well, yes these things are possible, but so what?

This question seems equivalent to "How many angels can dance on the 
head of a pin?"

What is the scientific question?

rlh

>Richard Norman <rsnorman at mediaone.net> wrote:
>  > "y.k.y" <y.k.y at lycos.com> wrote in message
>  > news:90jeiu$9bt2 at imsp212.netvigator.com...
>  >> Im quite convinced that the brain can still think after
>  >> it is cut off from the body, put into serum and supplied
>  >> with O2, etc.
>
>  > There is a slight problem.  Once the brain is cut off from the body
>  > it becomes rather difficult to find out whether it is thinking or not.
>  > That is, you can ask it questions, but it tends not to answer back!
>
>Llinas (NYU) had a preparation a few years ago wherein he took the brain
>out of a chinchilla/guinea pig (don't remember which ) and kept it alive
>for a while, doing recordings that showed that the brain was still quite
>active.
>
>
>						Didier
>
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Richard L. Hall, Ph.D.
Comparative Animal Physiologist

University of the Virgin Islands
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rhall at uvi.edu

"Live life on the edge...the view is always better"  rlh


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