No, there hasn’t been a human ‘head transplant’, and there may never be

No, there hasn’t been a human ‘head transplant’, and there may never be

No, there hasn’t been a human ‘head transplant’, and there may never be 150 150 icnagency

By: Dean Burnett |

No, there hasn’t been a human ‘head transplant’, and there may never be

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is in the news again, claiming to have performed the first successful human head transplant. But even cursory analysis reveals that he hasn’t. And scientific logic suggests he never will

In February 2015, Sergio Canavero appeared in this very publication claiming a live human head will be successfully transplanted onto a donor human body within two years. He’s popped up in the media a lot since then, but two years and nine months later, how are things looking?

Well, he’s only gone and done it! As we can see in this Telegraph story from today, the world’s first human head transplant has been successfully carried out. Guess all those more timid neurobods who said it couldn’t be done (myself included) are feeling pretty foolish right now, eh?

Continue reading…

icn-neurocience

Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world’s leading liberal voice