[ExI] Plastination

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Feb 3 20:59:50 UTC 2011

On 02/03/2011 12:23 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 07:30:17PM -0800, Amara D. Angelica wrote:
>> Are there experimental procedures that could potentially falsify these
>> hypotheses?
>> 1. Brain function and memory require persistence of all (case 2: some)
>> molecular dynamics of a living brain.
> Arrest causes EEG flatline after 20-30 seconds. People have
> been resuscitated from almost an hour of deep hypothermia,
> animals after several hours. Devitrified brain slices indicate
> near-normal EEG.

New techniques of quick cool down have enabled bringing trauma victims 
with no circulation at all back three hours later.   Only a small 
percentage last that long though.  There was a good talk on this at the 
last Singularity Summit.

- s

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