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First-Ever Human Head Transplant Is Now Possible, Say Neuroscientist

First-Ever Human Head Transplant Is Now Possible, Say Neuroscientist

By Christopher Mims | July 1, 2013

Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group. In a recent paper, Canavero outlines a procedure modeled on successful head transplants which have been carried out in animals since 1970.

The one problem with these transplants was that scientists were unable to connect the animals’ spinal cords to their donor bodies, leaving them paralyzed below the point of transplant. But, says Canavero, recent advances in re-connecting spinal cords that are surgically severed mean that it should be technically feasible to do it in humans. (This is not the same as restoring nervous system function to quadriplegics or other victims of traumatic spinal cord injury.)

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Hey, I want another head.

Hey, I want another head. Two heads are better than one. (-:

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Whatever For?

Whatever For?

Yes. If you want to lay there flopping like a fish

Check that. you probably couldn't even flop.

Sounds like someone is going after some Gov't cheese.

whos brain do i get?

=)

Hope the old one doesn't end up in my food...

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Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

fireant's picture

You've ruined my day

I can't get the image out of mind...a hot young body with Nancy Pelosi's head!

Undo what Wilson did

Continuation of G.W. Bush's Presidency

Now you know what they're saying is true...

lol..

The next trick is replacing Obama's head with Killary's...

This is such a "Head Case"

bigmikedude's picture

This is great!

Maybe now they can remove the heads from out of the politicians asses and attach them back to their shoulders.

Mitt Ramen Noodle: "Sounds good, but can I keep the hair...

???


http://youtu.be/unseSFWjuqs

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

This could revolutionize the

This could revolutionize the gender change operation.

Let's just hope they never use Abby Normal's brain....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH97lImrr0Q

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

R. A. H.

I Will Fear No Evil.

"The story takes place about 2015 AD against a background of an overpopulated Earth with a violent, dysfunctional society."

Brain not a head

But the idea is the same. One of my favorites not so much for the story (good nonetheless) as for the downright prescience of his extrapolation of cultural trends. Some of it downright eerie in its accuracy. This was Heinlein's gift. Also on point right now is Revolt in 2100 about a theological based surveillance society in America. I wonder what he would make of post 9/11 America.

Thetis

How about...

...Heinlein's "Friday"? He predicted the internet as it is now.

Not to split hairs or anything...

but shouldn't the title say 'first ever human body transplant'?

I mean, nobody out there is looking for a new head...

Also, what about folks like me - Siamese Twins joined at the everything?

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

my thoughts exactly

although it seems as though my body directs my mind sometimes, so whateves.

SteveMT's picture

lol. Good one, chris.

Still laughing.

I knew this was your post.

I always can tell when it is you or go213mph just by the titles and subject and I always go to the two of youze guys first when I read DP.

Crap!

Dick Cheney is never going to die!

Oh man, this has photoshop

Oh man, this has photoshop contest written all over it.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Oh man, this has photoshop

Oh man, this has photoshop contest written all over it.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

his next body

will be from a former midget wrestler, female of course

I thought she looked familiar

I thought she looked familiar *dumbfounded* 8s