Friday, July 20, 2007

Medical Miracle: 75% Of Brain Is Gone But Life Goes On As Normal

A 44 year old man working as a civil servant was having some mild weakness in his left leg and he went in to have it checked out. Upon further review a CT scan was done and they noticed that all he had was a thin layer of brain and giant chambers that encompassed the majority of the space where the brain should be. Below is a quote from the article.

If something happens very slowly over quite some time, maybe over decades, the different parts of the brain take up functions that would normally be done by the part that is pushed to the side.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What does this say about our ability to adapt?
-What does this say about our need for survival?
-How would you react if you went in for a checkup and they told you this news?

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