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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Would You Donate Your Brain to Science?

It sounds Frankenstein-esque, maybe even a little macabre. But scientists have to study on more than just mice. And when the studies turn to functions of the brain, brains are needed in the lab.

Now think, if you were a scientist exploring the brain, you’d likely want to delve into brains of the most intriguing individuals you could get your hands on, right? From a recent story on bloomberg.com, a neurologist seeking brains for research feels Donald Trump’s brain would be a great study. The doctor goes on to say, “Trump’s history as a real-estate developer, author and TV star would be a good addition.”

Do You Measure Up?
So we ask again, would you donate your brain to science? Or would you suggest another body part or organ? Tell us your comments below.

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Posted by: Paul Kercher at 10:23 am

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