Nerve interface was Re: FSK, Vision, and the Brain

Scott Seidman namdiesttocs at mindspring.com
Wed May 14 15:56:18 EST 2003


richardgrise at yahoo.com (Rich Grise) wrote in 
news:3df9fd6c.0305141147.79d991ad at posting.google.com:

> According to what I know
> about it, a severed nerve "wants" to grow back, and one doctor
> told me that they do a millimeter a week.

This is true of peripheral nerves, but not of central nervous system 
tissue.  All the neurons involved in sight, including the retina, are 
central nervous system cells, and will not repair themselves.

-- 
Scott 
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