Isolated brain

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Thu Mar 17 20:09:58 EST 2005


"tech27" <tech27 at mail.anonymizer.com> wrote in message 
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>
> "Bruno Panetta" <bpanetta at gmail.com> wrote in message 
> news:1111100184.052250.309800 at f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>I have recently read Mary Roach's book "Stiff". Here she mentions the
>> experiments of Robert White, who implanted brains of monkeys and dogs
>> into other animals to keep the brains alive, even though they were not
>> connected to their original bodies anymore.
>> See
>>
>> http://bennun.biz/interviews/drwhite.html
>>
>> Now, I have three questions on this:
>>
>> 1. What would an isolated brain "feel" under such circumstances? Would
>> it feel the illusion of a body, and/or sensory data? Or would it be in
>> a constant dreaming state?
>
> Probably more like a drug induced stupor, similar to the way you must go 
> through life. You're reading FICTION, idiot.
...

Are you saying that Mary Roach's book _Stiff_ is fiction?  It is this book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393324826/ ... The Library of 
Congress seems to think it is non-fiction:
http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v2=1&ti=1,1&Search_Arg=roach%2C+Mary&Search_Code=NAME_&PID=8910&CNT=25&HC=1 





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