Man Lives Normal Life Despite Having no Brain

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Science
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070719.wbrain0719/BNStory/Science/home

Most of us don"t use 95% of our brain, this guy didn"t have a choice.
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Male 949
Actually, Homer Simpson in an episode I saw has a condition exactly the same pretty much O_o

Who saw August 20ths Simpsons episodes?

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Male 625
buddy is retarded we use 100% of our drating brain
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Female 7
Very interesting.
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Does anyone see a pattern?

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Male 522
I wonder if this is happening to me. I feel dum.
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Male 876
A thin brain?
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Male 2,781
THIS IS SOME BRAIN-TEASER.
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Male 733
we personally dont use all our brain, einstein was said to use around 5% of it for CONCIOUS thought, the average person uses around 2-5&
the rest of the brain is used, but only by the subconscious.

just thought i`d clear that up for everyone.

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Male 14
meh, not the size of brain that matters its the connections, and how well those connections are in place... it looks like whats happened is his brain has just been squished into a smaller area, thus all it does is decrease the size of the connections(so he wont be that intelligent) but it doesnt just destroy the connections
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Male 1,590
Big whoop. Congress has been doing that for 200 years.
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Female 74
Yeah Buddy, we use all of our brain, and SprinkZ, recent studies show we actually use way more than 25% at any given time, but I`m glad you pointed this out. This myth probably bothers me more than any of them.
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Female 416
"zombie attacks his brain : #$%^ this guy has no brain . just great now how am i gonna give boss that 100th brain?!?!?! there goes that christmas bonus!"

Well put.

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Female 531
A man without a brain? Gee, that`s new.
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Male 106
whoa... more power to him. thats one amazing guy right there. just goes to show that some things are better off not being known about.
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Male 1,704
for some reason the sayin my dad always tells me comes to mind:
"if u had brains u`d be dangerous"
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Male 292
that man must`ve felt like crap after he heard the news..
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Female 674
He`s a robot!
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Male 118
Astaria24, I was thinking the same thing.

Now I don`t feel so bad about the brain cells I killed while abusing alcohol. If only there was a feel good story about a man who has a normal life with no liver.

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Male 28
"Hmm...for a second i thought he was the scarecrow."

I could while away the hours
Conferrin` with the flowers
Consultin` with the rain
And my head, I`d be scratchin`
While my thoughts were busy hatchin`
If I only had a brain. :->

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Female 28
DUDE we use all of our brains.change it. and yes he does have a brain. CHANGE IT.
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Male 97
i wonder if he feel lighter
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Female 88
^^^ SO TRUE!!
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Female 61
Big deal - this guy has virtually no brain and became a civil servant. We have a guy with virtually no brain who became President!
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Male 2,440
The whole "we only use 10% of our brain" is total bullsh*t. Ask any neurologist and they`ll tell you that you`re using every inch of your brain. Now, some might have a lower or higher IQ than others, but you`re still using every inch of brain, even when you`re doing nothing but sleeping, your brain is still as active as ever.
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Male 149
75 IQ geez.
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Female 1,832
dee de deeeeeeee !
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Male 5,970
amazing
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Female 601
I thought it was fake until I googled it. It was on several large news websites. *shrugs* Odd. How is that possible?

Also, I think the 95%-brain thing was a joke. As in... most of us are stupid :-P (or so I interpret..probably not, nevermind)

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Male 6
I am afraid you are incorrect "buddy" We use all of our brain at any given time except our sleep.
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Male 1,623
wow hes smarter than the average redneck!!!!
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Male 112
"So, does this mean if he had a whole brain he would be a genius?"

No it wouldn`t, he would still be the same just with an larger brain. A larger brain doesn`t mean that someone is more intelligent. It`s to do with connections in the brain not volume.

Anyway, I too was disappointed by the no brain lie and also your "most people don`t use 95% of their brain" lie.

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Female 688
There are so many males jokes in this one article that could last fifty years.


I always knew men didn`t have brains. Finally science has proven it.

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Female 1,492
that`s amazing...the human body is amazing.
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He had a IQ on 75 not 25! :P

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Male 1,193
title said he had no brain. =-(

i`m disappointed you cruddy fake advertiser

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Male 612
How could he have a IQ of only 25 and not be retarded below 80 you get pretty dumb.

The technical term is simpsonitus

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Female 1,470
Hmm...for a second i thought he was the scarecrow.
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Male 10,440
Thats hard to believe, I`m not sure I do.
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Male 208
i bet he is as thick as poo
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Female 426
So, does this mean if he had a whole brain he would be a genius?
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Male 4,012
As SPrinkZ said, we use 100% of our brain. Please stop propagating this myth.

As for the guy, whoa. The MRI reminds me of homer`s brain or any other similar cartoon brains. Amazing to see it IRL.

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Female 1,652
LOL I would freak if I saw that at my future workplace...I would be the one doing the CT scans. o_o;
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Male 694
I dont think becoming president is a very normal life lmao
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Female 155
How the hell does he remember anything? The part of the brain - the hippocampus - that is responsible for storing and retrieving memories is located in the middle of the brain. In that side view of his brain, it just looks like his brain is a a hollow shell. In fact, some of the most important functions of a human learning are controlled by the center of the brain.

He may seem normal and everything, and good for him. But with an IQ of only 75, his wife must`ve had really low standards.... or was a cousin.

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Male 76
I think this is fake. As everyone has said, you need all of your brain, even though you do not use it all at the same time.

If it is true, it shows that you do not need a brain to be a civil servant.

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Female 525
haha thats a "no brainer" teehee
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Male 171
we do use all our brain!!!! i know some one already commented on this, but can you imagine a man with a bullet through his head and the doctor saying "it doesnt matter, thats part of the 95% of the brain that you dont use"
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Male 80
Stick a pencil in your ear, if you hear nothing than you have to believe. If you hear `squish`, well...
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Male 1,270
"wow amazin,yea must of happened really slowly,but iv`e always thought if computers can get smaller and smaller but store more info why couldn`t our brains do it"

Because our brains need to be a physical size in order to `attach` all the bits and bobs together.

The thing that`s not making sense to me is the [lack off] optic nerve attachment and such.

Until someone can explain this, I`m not believing it.

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Female 145
wow amazin,yea must of happened really slowly,but iv`e always thought if computers can get smaller and smaller but store more info why couldn`t our brains do it
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Male 1,072
Sorry but the guy does have a brain stop misinforming people "GUY WITH NO BRAIN"
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Female 679
Woahh.
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Male 240
If they had stuck him in a mental institution and slapped an overly enthusiastic worker to him I`m sure he`d be drooling and beating his chest in no time.
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Male 4,246
Holy CRAP!!! :-O Just when you think you`ve seen it all, something like this shows up. Fantastic, how the brain can adapt to almost anything!

"He was a married father of two children, and worked as a civil servant."
There`s a joke in there, somewhere.

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Male 234
Interesting
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Male 2,306
^I explained that^, and everyone bulldozed past that little fact.
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Male 699
We use all of our brain. We just don`t use it all at once.
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Male 334
"You can imagine the doctor first looking at his CT scan...
"Right, who`s pissing about with the machine!!! - You expect me to believe this guy has no brain!""

lol so true

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Male 480
"well now, hes set the bar pretty high for the idiots that have a brain hahahaha."

ha good stuff and be greatful you are not dumb or even a little smart cuz dumb ppl didnt ask for it

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Male 216
ahh no brain head full of water boils on hot days heavy head brain freezes arg that would be weird
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Female 155
That`s cool. Although now stupid people with normal healthy brains look reeaally stupid.
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Female 162
Oh yeah? Well imagine all the people in Utah that aren`t even able to use 1%
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Female 182
"Tuesday, August 07, 2007 2:17:03 AM
well now, hes set the bar pretty high for the idiots that have a brain hahahaha."


Hahaha, I totally agree....

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Male 2,586
You can imagine the doctor first looking at his CT scan...

"Right, who`s pissing about with the machine!!! - You expect me to believe this guy has no brain!"

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Male 779
Mmm... Brains...
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Male 2,306
The amount of your brain surely helps. Also, Buddy...change the caption. We use 100% of our brain (duh), but we only use 25% of it at any given time. That whole myth was created when Einstein said precisely what I said, and then people changed it to mean only 25%, and then finally 2-5%.

Natural selection wouldn`t help the evolution of an organism that didn`t utilize its entire brain.

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Female 2,084
that`s interesting. but does the size of your brain though really affect how smart you are?
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Male 342
well now, hes set the bar pretty high for the idiots that have a brain hahahaha.
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Female 1,596
And he has a family o.o Shows that we don`t need our whole brain to be successful.
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Male 80
wow... that is an amazing story :-O
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Male 10,115
Link: Man Lives Normal Life Despite Having no Brain [Rate Link] - Most of us don`t use 95% of our brain, this guy didn`t have a choice.
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