"Frozen brains could be thawed and inserted into a donor body."

Brain transplants possible in three years

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Fri, Apr 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Controversial Italian doctor Sergio Canavero, who is planning on the first head transplant in under a year (which looks entirely possible), wants to "begin trials on brain transplants." Reportedly, cryogenically frozen brains could be "woken up" after being placed in a new body.

"The brain is, in a manner of speaking, a neutral organ. If you transplant a head with vessels, nerves, tendons and muscles, rejection can pose a massive problem. This is not the case with the brain."

However Prof Canavero admitted that there could be physical and psychological problems which come with putting a brain in an entirely different body.

"What many be problematic, is that no aspect of your original external body remains the same. Your head is no longer there; your brain is transplanted into an entirely different skull.

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