[ExI] Brain Death "paused"

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 15:18:31 UTC 2019

> The scientists involved said they were worried about the brain becoming conscious 4 hours after the pigs were killed in a slaughterhouse, so in the solution they pumped through the brain that provided oxygen sugars and other nutrients they included a drug that inhibits organized 3D brain activity. And they employed a bioethicist ready to administer an anesthetic if they saw any sign of consciousness, which they didn't. Nobody knows what would have happened if the inhibiting drug had not been used. 
> So although there was no sign of organized brain activity (and you wouldn't expect to find any with that inhibiting drug used) the individual cells regained metabolic activity and in the case of neurons electrical activity.  
>  John K Clark

TBH, this article is one of the more exciting things I’ve read recently. Really makes me feel like we might be “getting there” to make cryonics work. 

SR Ballard
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