Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"The brain was virtually absent"

According to common knowledge, this man should be a "vegetable" -- not even really "alive":

Tiny brain, normal life

In a case history published in next Saturday's Lancet, doctors led by Lionel Feuillet of the Hopital de la Timone in Marseille say the father-of-two was admitted to hospital after suffering mild weakness in his left leg.

"The brain itself, meaning the grey matter and white matter, was completely crushed against the sides of the skull," Feuillet told AFP.

"The images were most unusual... the brain was virtually absent," he said.

So much for the idea that brain scans can tell us if there's a person in there.

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