Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Anyone with half a brain could tell it.

Via Futurismic, an accessible piece from Scientific American on radical hemispherectomies, an operation which readers of Blindsight will recognise as the defining moment in the depersonalisation of the young Siri Keeton.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mac said...

Peter,

Have you read any credible case studies of patients found to have virtually *no* brain?

May 29, 2007 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a pdf in an earlier thread. It's credibility *has* been questioned elsewhere online though.

- razorsmile anonypost

May 29, 2007 at 11:36 PM  
Anonymous magetoo said...

I guess this means you can both have your brain and eat it.

Oh, the zombie thread is nextdoors. I'll get me coat.

May 30, 2007 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, its, not it's. I speaka da English.

- razorsmile

May 30, 2007 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Watts said...

I guess this means you can both have your brain and eat it.

Damn. That would have been a much better title.

May 30, 2007 at 11:25 PM  

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