Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong? – The New York Times

“But there was a worst-case scenario: A partly revived post-mortem brain, trapped in a feverish nightmare, perpetually reliving the very moment of its slaughter. ‘Imagine the ultimate sensory-deprivation tank,’ a member of the N.I.H.’s Neuroethics Working Group told me. “No inputs. No outputs. In your brain, nobody can hear you scream.'”

—Matthew Shaer—Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?The New York Times. July 2, 2019.

2 thoughts on “Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong? – The New York Times

  1. This is all rather Frankensteinish, yes?….also read 6, 92:Small Cat really good article.

    So much going on the planet sometimes I just have to disappear into the garden and dig around in the dirt for a few days and forget all the craziness……heading out there right now to pull some weeds.

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    1. I find the whole idea of being brought back to consciousness, in a Johnny Got His Gun analog with no sensory inputs, after experiencing something horrifying, like being slaughtered in an industrial slaughterhouse, to be nightmare fuel of the highest order.

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