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Post by jnkdna » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:32 pm

i wated 2 ask a question which is silly but i just wanna know. if u get a brain transplant, wil u start thinking like the person whose brain u got?

p.s: im not sure if u can even get a brain transplant :!:

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Post by canalon » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:57 pm

I guess you got the main thing there is nothing as brain transplant yet....
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Post by LaNcE222 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:03 pm

no you definitly not. You will think the same way you did

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Post by GreenDog » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:17 pm

Even though it may lead to numerous ethical issues it might be possible to check.
Take a really stupid mouse and a really smart one, transplant the brain from one to the other and see what happens…
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Post by canalon » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:39 pm

Good luck for correctly rewiring the spinal cord...
I think that you should understand that grafting a brain would probably forever impossible. Just think that the neural wiring is acquired during the first stages of life, so it will probably be slightly different between 2 individuals, even if you could identify which neurons should be wired with each other to restore continuity between the brain and the rest of the body
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:21 pm

Even with some super advanced technology, my guess is that it would still lead to ephaptic transmition of nervous impulse and the worst case of skysophrenia imaginable
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Post by jnkdna » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:02 am

tnx guys! me & my friend were having an argument about it & she said that u wil start thinking like the other person!

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