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  1. #1 If consciousness is a function of neurons ? 
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    Then by transferring your brain cells to another brain would you wake up in that body ?


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    I think you would need to transfer the complete nervous system if you wanted to maintain complete integrity because the brain cells interact with and are tuned to the rest of the system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dan hunter View Post
    I think you would need to transfer the complete nervous system if you wanted to maintain complete integrity because the brain cells interact with and are tuned to the rest of the system.
    Well I wanted to know because I know the frontal lobe and that brain cells are responsible for consciousness so I was wondering would you only need to transfer that part of the body
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    Quote Originally Posted by newuser View Post
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    I think you would need to transfer the complete nervous system if you wanted to maintain complete integrity because the brain cells interact with and are tuned to the rest of the system.
    Well I wanted to know because I know the frontal lobe and that brain cells are responsible for consciousness so I was wondering would you only need to transfer that part of the body
    Consciousness is not the same as psyche (ego)
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    [QUOTE=M_Gabriela;595070]
    Quote Originally Posted by newuser View Post
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    I think you would need to transfer the complete nervous system if you wanted to maintain complete integrity because the brain cells interact with and are tuned to the rest of the system.
    Well I wanted to know because I know the frontal lobe and that brain cells are responsible for consciousness so I was wondering would you only need to transfer that part of the body[/QUOTE

    Consciousness is not the same as psyche (ego)
    I know I mean just my consciousness nothing else. Wouldnt just the nerouns or the frontal lobe be needed to transplanted ?
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by precious siraj View Post
    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Gabriela View Post
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
    So how would the process work ?
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    Theoretical Neuroscience.
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    We're no were close to this.. neural networks are extremely complicated. The whole consciousness thing is really iffy area, I lost interest in it a while ago. The part of the Neuroscience community involved in this problem... goes from science to theory to something else (that I don't like to get involved with).

    This actually made me want to change my major, I had already switched majors before from Software Engineering. Now, I much rather go into NeuroPhysics and Neural Engineering than "that".
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    Quote Originally Posted by newuser View Post
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
    So how would the process work ?
    The brain itself requires oxygen to remain live tissue and neurons. Thus before we even begin to think of transferring consciousness (mirror neural network), we would first need to transplant a heart in order to deliver oxygen to the brain and wake the body so its sensory functions can be processed by the new brain.

    Don't forget, consciousness is created by the entire body (and especially the senses) sending information to the brain.
    "Art is the creation of that which evokes an emotional response, leading to thoughts of the noblest kind" (W4U)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Write4U View Post
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
    So how would the process work ?
    The brain itself requires oxygen to remain live tissue and neurons. Thus before we even begin to think of transferring consciousness (mirror neural network), we would first need to transplant a heart in order to deliver oxygen to the brain and wake the body so its sensory functions can be processed by the new brain.
    There is a little bit more physics that's involved with this than you guys think. I've read massive amounts of text on similar subject, because I wanted to get into this very research field.. before it kind of flat-lined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndresKiani View Post
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
    So how would the process work ?
    The brain itself requires oxygen to remain live tissue and neurons. Thus before we even begin to think of transferring consciousness (mirror neural network), we would first need to transplant a heart in order to deliver oxygen to the brain and wake the body so its sensory functions can be processed by the new brain.
    There is a little bit more physics that's involved with this than you guys think. I've read massive amounts of text on similar subject, because I wanted to get into this very research field.. before it kind of flat-lined.
    Yes, this is why I tried to sum up the problems involved in a general way. In order to import living tissue, it must have access to oxygen or it dies, let alone connection an entire neural network to the brainstem, so that the brain is able to process information. IOW, sentience creates consciousness.
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    None of this is actual science yet. Its mere philosophy. We don't even know how most aspects of the brain work. We have only taken the first few steps in Neuroscience, and you guys are talking about some distant future maybes and ifs..
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    I've lost interest in this thread and the 4 other threads that NewUser has posted on this same subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndresKiani View Post
    I've lost interest in this thread and the 4 other threads that NewUser has posted on this same subject.
    Zombies are a popular subject these days.
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    Yeh, these hypotheticals are getting boring.
    I can never know I'm right, but I can know that I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    Yeh, these hypotheticals are getting boring.
    Exactly, and there is a different subforum for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Write4U View Post
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
    So how would the process work ?
    The brain itself requires oxygen to remain live tissue and neurons. Thus before we even begin to think of transferring consciousness (mirror neural network), we would first need to transplant a heart in order to deliver oxygen to the brain and wake the body so its sensory functions can be processed by the new brain.

    Don't forget, consciousness is created by the entire body (and especially the senses) sending information to the brain.
    I mean my like my mind like a body swap. Would that be possible ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by newuser View Post
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    Maybe your level of consciousness does not match with other person's body and you both die immediately.
    (why don't you transfer your knowledge with other person , indirectly your consciousness will be preserved in other brain)

    Check your (and other person's) blood group before transplantation. Maybe you need to also follow other check list. good luck
    I think a sarcastic face is needed at the end of this post ; )
    So how would the process work ?
    The brain itself requires oxygen to remain live tissue and neurons. Thus before we even begin to think of transferring consciousness (mirror neural network), we would first need to transplant a heart in order to deliver oxygen to the brain and wake the body so its sensory functions can be processed by the new brain.

    Don't forget, consciousness is created by the entire body (and especially the senses) sending information to the brain.
    I mean my like my mind like a body swap. Would that be possible ?
    NO...
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