Where Is Consciousness? I’ve Lost It!

Check out this summary of the work (amongst others) of Prof John Lorber who studied over 600 cases of hydrocephaly (“water on the brain”), the most dramatic of which featured individuals who had lost (or never developed) 95% of their brain tissue yet a) still lived and b) in about half the cases – appeared “above normal” intellect and performance.

The star “performer” was a first class honours maths graduate whom Lorber found to have brain matter restricted to a thin (1mm) layer around the inside of his skull. (The rest of the space being filled with cerebrospinal fluid – the “water” on the brain)

The obvious question, given that level of performance, is “how necessary is the brain?”

Where Is Consciousness? I've Lost It!.

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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