No Brain, no Problem

There is hope out there for Mad Bob Mugabe <spit>, Homer Simpson and their ilk. Fox News reports that French doctors have discovered a civil servant, leading a perfectly normal life, with literally no brain.

Doctors were amazed, when viewing a scan of the mans brain, to discover that almost the entire brain cavity was filled with water. The man had a slightly below-average IQ of 75 (normal being 100), but otherwise this married, father of two, was quite normal.

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All of the black in the middle is water and the brain matter is the rim of white along the outside of the skull.

“The brain itself, meaning the grey matter and white matter, was completely crushed against the sides of the skull,” Dr. Lionel Feuillet told AFP. “The images were most unusual… the brain was virtually absent.”

Now this case raises some interesting thoughts;

  • This man is living a perfectly normal life. He holds down an average job, and is married and is raising two children. Sounds pretty average to me. the only difference between him and us, is that he managing to do all these “normal” things with a brain only a fraction of the size of our brains.
  • Does this mean, as we have always suspected, that we are only using a fraction of our brains?
  • If this is so, what is all the spare capacity for?
  • Clearly, we have been designed (evolved) for a purpose?
  • Is this purpose so complicated, that we need a brain that is capable of doing things ten times  more complex than our current mundane functions?
  • What are these things?

Wow, my big brain is quite sore, just thinking about all of this future work.

Be Good

Synaptoman 

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One Response

  1. This was hard tto find. Only Fox news reported on it? I guess most folks find this stuff gross. Can’t help but love it.

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