Can a brain be revived after death? We may soon find out, as The Brain Preservation Foundation is now offering a $100,000 prize to any ambitious neuroscientists out there who can preserve a human brain.
According to The Daily Mail, “the brain must be able to be preserved for more than 100 years in a way that keeps its functions running normally and efficiently.” Researcher Shawn Mikula of Germany and California research company 21st Century Medicine are already on the job — the former is working on a “chemical fixing process,” while the latter is focusing on cryopreservation.
In fact, 21st Century Medicine has already had success using this method with a rabbit brain.
Personally, I’m not sure it’s wise to preserve human brains. I mean, if science fiction has taught me anything, it’s that doing so ultimately leads to some kind of nightmarish telepathic horror scenario. I guess we’ll see what happens.