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Post by Cross Country Runner » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:31 pm

The case of the decapitated human is somwhat clear. The head may remain "alive" in terms of motor movement and consciousness. If you think what the body supplies the brain it is rather little, a steady flow of oxygen, nutrients and removing of waste products. Thus the brain is able to remain active in a state of shock for a few breif moments, that is until it runs out of oxygen. Thus the accounts of the moving jaws during the England treason trials
The headless chicken(or person I suppose) can be explained not through the spasms but through the reflex arch of the spinal cord where the body may conduct basic reactions (such as firing of the muscles of legs) for a short period of time :(
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Post by Micky T » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:02 pm

But how can you know that decapitated heads remain conscious...its not as if we can ask them

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Post by Nite » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:26 pm

from first-aid course:

without oxygen, the brain has enuff stock of O2 to last for only 10 secs after which the brain cells will start to die..

after 4-6 mins the brain will suffer irreversible damage :x :x ...


so it's possible that the 'head' has the ability to remain "alive" for a few secs after it's decapitated??

where is O2 stored in the brain? how bout the excessive loss of blood from the brain?

uuuhh.. this is kinda sickk...
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:41 pm

I saw a chicken today(i live at the country) with it's head cut off and it was running...

I would say that the brain could remain alive as glucose is stored in astrocites. But only for 2-5 minutes...
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:13 pm

Aww now I am afraid to eat chicken's head :roll: :lol:
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Post by Squawkbox » Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:20 pm

when do you ever eat a chickens head?
I only ever eat the legs
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:37 pm

I eat all part of chicken mwahahaaaaa :twisted:

Hey, you stole my egg? :shock:
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