Re: Fwd: Hemispherectomy, partial brain transplant

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 19:32:14 MDT

> matter how much time [Eliezer S. Yudkowsky] spend thinking about the
> Singularity, suggestions like these still give me the chills.
> --
> Since at least 1950, "hemispherectomy" (the surgical removal of half the
> brain) has been used in children for hemiplegia and intractable epilepsy.
> >From

Epilepsy is an electrical storm of sorts that takes place across the
corpus callosum. Seems like if hemispherectomy/transplant could
be worked out, then two severely epileptic children could perhaps
be cured by having them switch left hemispheres. Then they would
both end up with a full brain as well. spike

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