First Human Head Transplant

Italian neurosurgeon, Dr Sergio Canavero will carry out first human head transplant surgery on Valery Spiridonov in Dec 2017.

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+3 1. Nightcamo commented 5 years ago

I'm 99% sure that this a marketing campaign for the next Metal Gear Solid. This guy doesn't seem to be real, like an actor, has a broken bio and all the content you can find is really strange.
If I'm wrong, well... then good luck. ::(|)
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+1 2. huldu commented 5 years ago

The question as always... is the technology humans have really at that point where it even has a remote chance of success? It seems like a long shot *but* if the person(s) agree to it then I do not see a problem with.
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+3 3. Jim777 commented 5 years ago

I know a lots of people, who would definitely need this. ;)
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+4 4. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

To start with this definitely a body transplant rather than a head Transplant, as obviously the head part is the personality and therefore the control center for the finished operation. There will be nothing left of the person whose body is being used, unless as is thought memory is not stored exclusively in the brain.

Apparently the spinal cord(s) are going to be cut by an extremely fine accurate blade and the two joined back together using a new type of glue which should allow the component parts to reconnect and fuse together.

My question would be how exact is one spinal cord to another? As there are at lease sixteen vital area's that would need to match up and no one is going to know until the operation is in motion. I hope this can be done and I wish the teams and patient all the luck in the world, I think they are going to need it.
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+4 5. ComentAtor commented 5 years ago

#4 to start with we know alarmingly little about this and how this will affect ones personality.... nobody can say it is 100% brain that makes our personality (yet)

sadly i think we won't find out any time soon how the new "glue" works .. too many unknowns

our grandchildren will probably ask us is it true they tried it in 2017?? with a saw??
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0 6. buckleg08 commented 5 years ago

we watch and wait what the complications can be...
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0 7. Unknown commented 5 years ago

Wow... Speechless. I wish all involved Godspeed. CH
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0 8. cameramaster commented 5 years ago

I think I've actually met the worlds only surviving brain transplant donor. A politician.