Theoretical lifespan of the human brain?

Alexander Reiprich reiprich at
Mon Apr 21 18:21:13 EST 1997

Sveinung W. Tengelsen wrote:
> The subject says it - I've heard that the potential lifespan of the
> human brain is quite a bit longer than that of the rest of our body.
> Can anyone confirm/deny this?
Would not be PC to test this idea therefore nobody should be able to
confirm your idea.
But I think that the high metabolism rate of the brain and it's
impossibility to repair damaged neurons (in contrast to many other
tissues) would argue against this hypothesis!

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