Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Brainy Entangle

Can a brain transplant change the complete character of a person?

Everyone who has studied basic high school science knows that the brain dominates most of our day to day activities.Any stimulus we receive from the external world is analyzed and stored and then utilized at a later date from the brain.We all acknowledge that the brain literally dictates everything from how we perceive the society to how we interact with people.

So all in all we agree that the brain defines us as an individual, it defines our basic character and also the way we react to situations.

Coming back to my original question… can a brain transplant change the way we think, act and perceive the world around us?

If yes then to ensure world peace all we need to do is catch hold of all the terrorists and transplant their brains with that of normal peace loving citizens.
:-)
Is it really that easy?
Or on the flip side can we transplant the brian of a lion with that of a dog and watch a sea change in behaviour?????????

There may be a lot of ethical issues related to such ‘Brain Transplants’.

Is it possible to surgically change a few knots in the brain and make a person behave differently?

Hmmm… lots of questions about the brain and no concrete answers…

7 comments:

PizzaDude said...

This post reminds me of the episode in F.R.I.E.N.D.S where Joey returns to "Days of Our Lives" as Dr. Drake Ramoray after undergoing a brain transplant. :))

Amaunet said...

Chin....
Do expand the horizon of ur thoughts..
pls......

Vin said...

brain is the harddisk.. all details r stored there... if itz replaced then behaviours will change.... if lion brain can fit into dog's skull then we have a man eater in our houses and road.. :-)......

Amaunet said...

ok..
Now this may sound really stupid but still here goes..

have u seen how ppl keep telling ur brain might tell u to do something but ur heart might want u to do the contrary?

if tht above statement is true... then even if a dogs brain is replaced with tht of a lion , it still has the heart of the dog and the heart might overrule the brain....

Possibility??????

PizzaDude said...

:P Hogelay....

//have u seen how ppl keep telling ur brain might tell u to do something but ur heart might want u to do the contrary?
In this statement, the heart is used as a metaphor.. The "heart" is actually a more emotional side of the brain, while the "mind" is the practical side of the brain. So if the brain is replaced, both the "heart" and "mind" will get relpaced. Dont you think so ?

PizzaDude said...

Its soon going to be one year since you started blogging and you have just put up 6 posts ??
Tch, Tch... Now I feel so proud to have put up 45 posts in one year :P

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