Head Transplant: The Truly Disturbing Real Story

Submitted by: Squeepy999 5 years ago in Science

Head Transplant: The Truly Disturbing Truly Real Story from Jim Fields on Vimeo.


Famed Dr. White recounts his exploits into the realm of the brain and consciousness.
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Male 10
Absolutely disgusting. It`s horrifying when you consider the extent of animal testing still in existence.

It`s things like this that would make an apocalypse in December bearable. There`s so much more evil in the world that will be dying than good.
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Female 400
Humans are truly monsters.
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Male 15
This guy is awesome, and this is not sick. You thick headed "folks".
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Female 90
(Not that I am doubting that their are people with regrets who do try to "transition back", you do very rarely hear about it, but I highly doubt it would be anywhere near 66%.)
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Male 646
Good news, folks: this sick son of a bitch died in 2010.
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Male 646
"I could tell he wasn`t a very happy creature." [laughs]

This guy belongs in a mental institution!!
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Female 90
"I believe the experience that transgender`s have had after surgeries would provide some insight, but then again 66% of those surgeries are eventually reversed."

Not to be rude, but I would really like to see your source for that. Because otherwise I`m calling severe bullpoo on that.
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Female 426
*lays her head on the desk with an eye twitch*...I...I dont feel so good, I`d say my mind is blown but they would try to keep it alive...
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Male 2,424
@ LillianDulci I think, personal desire may be "hardwired" but now you introduce a bunch of new hormones and whatever damage occurs in the process.

BTW- the old guy is scary as poo.
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Female 4,359
awful. But ask me again in 50 years if i want a brain transplant....
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Male 99
All the more reason to take good care of your teeth.
Meanwhile in Poland
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Male 17,512
Lillian: I believe the experience that transgender`s have had after surgeries would provide some insight, but then again 66% of those surgeries are eventually reversed.

I don`t think they`d ever intentionally do a mixed gender transplant like that, the rehab would be hard enough as is just with a normal one, if it was even possible.
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Male 423
"I want to believe"
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Female 409
Wow. That melted my face. I don`t even know what else to say.
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Female 465
I hate seeing animals suffer.
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Male 1,239
Abby? Abby Normal? Is that you?
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Female 2,674
I`m curious about if the person would have to be the same gender as the body they`re being transported to, or if everything would function properly if, for example, a girl`s brain was transported to a guy`s body. hmm
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Male 2,700
"The key term that Steelgrid is using is "healthy brain." "

No, thats not it at all.....I mean you, as a human, and your thoughts.....No matter how many brains, bodies or whatever, you can only handle so much.
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Female 152
That has got the be the most facked up thing I`ve seen in a long, loooong time.
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Female 152
WTF!
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Male 11
Xigris I dont think that they allow this anymore most of that research was don in the 60s notice how he said at the end he would have to go to Russia to continue the research
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Male 559
"I still dont think its very plausable. The human "mind" ages also."

The key term that Steelgrid is using is "healthy brain." You`re right that you can`t keep a brain going on forever. Genes have present "off" switches after a certain number of mitotic divisions. Scientists are working on how to change the structure of division to limit what they call "senescence," but that`s a ways off. (They`re barely able to do it in roundworms. However, if a young person had terminal cancer that had not metastatized to the brain, the theory is sound that a brain transplant could lengthen the life of that person. Of course, that, in and of itself, is a ways off. :)
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Male 17,512
drgnfire: What he was talking about was using the body like a heart/lung machine. Because the spinal cord was severed there would be no limb or lower body function. Medicine can`t regenerate the spinal column, that hasn`t prevented them from trying to though.

Even if they could completely place a head onto another body and the two function without complication or paralysis, The brain still ages and it will die eventually.

No one can cheat death, you can only postpone it awhile longer.
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Male 531
what about the spinal cord? how would you keep the head in place without it falling off or without leaving the body paralyzed even if the head did function.
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Male 25,417
Its kinda been done before and didnt that end well
not all bad i guess
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Male 2,700
"Incredible piece. A little difficult to watch at times, but still incredible. Imagine what could be done for people who`s body is dying but whose brain is healthy. Dr. Hawking for example.
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I still dont think its very plausable. The human "mind" ages also. You can only handle so much input, like a hard drive in your computer. But you cannot delete what you have learned. A person can only live so long before the knowledge they gain drives them insane. I am not talking about Math, Science or that book-smart crap, Im talking about life in general. Grief, anguish, pain, loss, love gain and lost, it all takes a toll on the subconscious. Eventually you will get driven mad.
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Male 2,700
Havent they done this with monkeys, slightly successful....Keeping monkey heads alive for days at a time?
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Female 71
@cndian mouse I imagine it`s just because it was in russian
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Female 71
drating creepy stuff :S
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Male 244
So you can basically put a really old persons head on a young body for a nice fresh start? I like it!
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Female 142
9:42.. Is it just me or is that label moving. Super imposed?? If so what the heck was it actually instead of citric acid I wonder.
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Male 15,171
I`ve done sh_t like this in college (living hearts, pickled brains) and it brought back uncomfortable memories.
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Male 661
Incredible piece. A little difficult to watch at times, but still incredible. Imagine what could be done for people who`s body is dying but whose brain is healthy. Dr. Hawking for example.

How would this change lifespan. Organs can function for far longer than a person`s lifespan, (a heart can last 150 years, so I`ve been told)is this the case with the brain as well?
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Male 15,171
like in futurama? heads in jars?
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Male 141
What the drat!?! They allow this guy to chop body parts together and place them on this body... But somehow the world won`t allow us to clone body part and place them in people`s bodies... You could cure diabetes just by cloning a new pancreases, Cure heart disease by cloning a new heart and so on...
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Male 2,332
The worst thing that could happen to this planet is human beings living forever, it`s already massively overpopulated with all the death that goes on on a daily basis.
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Male 2,440
skytz1337, you`re starting to sound like Roy Brisby.
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Male 333
So disturbed right now.
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Male 4,593
That would have been WAY better had he used more goddam cats in his experiments. I`m glad he used monkeys, because they suck too, but more goddam cats.
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Male 687
i gave this some thought myself
its not viable to transplant a head to another person..because of how the brain is wired but you can transplant the brain and the spine in a clone of yourself (after all you reach your maximum brain volume around the age of 21)
combine that with the new research in nerves growing silk and you have an old brain in a fresh new body..and the best part is...its your own body
i know it sounds weird as hell..but technically you can do it right now...we have all the technology necessary to do it but it wont be exacly...well..moral..i think
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Male 20
suddenly regaining consciousness after dying with all motor control cut off would be a nightmare, might as well rip a monkeys head off while it`s still alive
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Female 120
Link: Head Transplant: The Truly Disturbing Real Story [Rate Link] - Famed Dr. White recounts his exploits into the realm of the brain and consciousness.
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