Think if our brain? On the face of impossible number 21 — 2003

29.10.2004

29.10.2004


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According to common belief, the brain — is the thinking machine that receives information, processes, and decides how to proceed in each case. However, there are scientists who believe that our brains are not capable of thinking as a psychological process imposed beyond. The question arises whether there is any evidence that a person without a brain, acted reasonably? It turns out they are!
In 1940, Dr. Augustine Iturricha of Bolivia made a sensational statement. He and Dr. Ortiz have long studied the medical history of a 14-year-old boy diagnosed with a brain tumor. The young man was in a right mind and consciousness remained until his death, complained only of a headache. When pathologists made the autopsy, they were amazed. The whole brain mass was completely separated from the interior of the skull. A large abscess captured part of the cerebellum and the brain. The doctors were puzzled: What thought the boy?
German researcher Hufland faced with an even more incredible fact. He opened the skull of a man who had a stroke. And literally speechless. Instead of a brain, he found there 11 ounces of liquid! Meanwhile, the patient until his death retained all mental faculties.
Finally, the hypothesis that consciousness exists independently of the brain, confirmed by research conducted recently by Dutch physiologist led Pim van Lommel. The results of a large-scale experiment were published in the authoritative British journal The Lancet. In their research, scientists claim to have irrefutable evidence that consciousness exists even after the brain has ceased to function. In other words, the consciousness of the "lives" in itself, absolutely unforgettable! As for the brain, it does not "thinking stuff", and body, like any other, performing well-defined function.

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