• 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.

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