[ExI] Makes me wonder...

Jukka Liukkonen jukka.liukkonen at iki.fi
Sun Sep 14 06:20:27 UTC 2014

I wonder how large portions of a human body could be removed and it could
still function somewhat normally.

Maybe we could create a list?

- parts of brain
- another kidney
- appendix
- some or all teeth (if replaced)
- some fingers and toes (but which could be removed?)

This is just a hypothetical list, I hope no one goes to a surgeon with this
list haha



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2014-09-13 20:07 GMT+03:00 BillK <pharos at gmail.com>:

> On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Mirco Romanato wrote:
> > ... how many people are out there functioning basically normally
> > with missing brain parts or other organs.
> >
> > A lot more than we would suppose.
> >
> Yes. For example, look up vascular dementia.
> This is a result of small strokes in the brain creating dead areas in the
> brain.
> These small strokes can happen at any time and usually go unnoticed
> until the damage gets bad enough. So many people carry on functioning
> after mini-strokes and protest that they feel fine.
> A doctor told me that almost every time they do a brain scan they find
> dead areas in the brain.
> (Of course they are doing a scan because the patient has noticeable
> behavioural defects).
> BillK
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