• Question: If our brain was only a quarter of what it is now, could we survive?

    Asked by TomHol to Edward on 14 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Edward Bracey

      Edward Bracey answered on 14 Nov 2017:


      It would be possible to survive, depending on which part was removed.
      However the person would likely be in a vegetative state, meaning they wouldn’t be able to respond to the outside world.
      https://www.nature.com/news/neuroscience-the-mind-reader-1.10816

      However, there are cases of people having half of their brain removed because of illness and still surviving!

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