How Do You Transplant A Human Head? - Earth Lab

At the end of this year a neurosurgeon will try a highly complex and risky operation to transplant a human head. Greg Foot explains how the surgeon will attempt this groundbreaking surgery.

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+1 1. Klemm commented 3 years ago

How to get a :(|) in navigating?

a cookie for anyone who remembers where that is from :P
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+1 2. Natan_el_Tigre commented 3 years ago

More (i):
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0 3. oleHashow commented 3 years ago

#2 you were faster
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+1 4. thefox commented 3 years ago

I stopped watching after a minute or so. His silly, redundant and very irritating graphics ruined it for me. :(
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0 5. fjwjr commented 3 years ago

"Some common misconceptions are...." Really? How often has this been a conversation around the dinner table?
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+3 6. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

I find this fascinating, you get this image of a thick telephone type set of cables in a tight sheaf being sliced and then this incredible hope that the cables are all in the same order on the sliced cable from the body. Are we to understand that this glue is simply going to be smeared on one or both ends and then the whole thing just pushed together? Or is he suggesting that each individual nerve ending in the spinal column is going to be matched up with the new half. Surly spinal columns are not totally universal inside?
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+2 7. Klemm commented 3 years ago

#6 lol, no man. nerves are color-coded of course ;)
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0 8. torbengb commented 3 years ago

#7 and they auto-negotiate their protocol like the CAN Bus in your car. Any wire is a good wire, the neural net will figure it out on its own. But wouldn't it be "fun" if you could suddenly taste with your ears and smell with your feet? Eww...