Re: The brain's highlighter?

Anders Sandberg (
31 Aug 1997 21:15:44 +0200

Mark Crosby <> writes:

> >From a consciousness (and perhaps cryonics) perspective, itís
> interesting that they noted that "2-AG can prove difficult to detect
> in the brain because the compound degrades rapidly after death.
> Piomelli's team avoided that problem by quick-freezing brain tissue
> within 10 seconds of a rat's death and then analyzing the tissue."

Interesting stuff. The quick degradation suggests that it is fast-acting
and has local effects, perhaps like nitrogen or carbon monoxide. Could
be a retogerade signal in LTP.

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