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Title: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: Tomassci on 14/08/2017 13:56:53
Can brain react in a special way to things associated to brains?
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: evan_au on 14/08/2017 22:08:06
In a neurologist's skull, a brain thinks about brains.
Is this what you meant?
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: tkadm30 on 20/10/2017 00:25:00
@chris, I suggest the following title: "How does brain-to-brain connectivity works?".

tk
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: chris on 20/10/2017 23:11:18
I'm not sure I understand the question. But is what you are driving at is does the brain do something special when it thinks about brains then the answer is no, because the brain doesn't actually know what a brain is.
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: evan_au on 21/10/2017 00:46:28
Quote from: tkadm30
How does brain-to-brain connectivity works?
Speech, non-verbal gestures, writing, art, twitter....

If you are a boxer, your brain connects to someone else's brain via your fist.
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: tkadm30 on 21/10/2017 10:31:33
twitter....

Are you suggesting that brain-to-brain interconnectivity is depending on social agency factors?

Quote from: evan_au
If you are a boxer, your brain connects to someone else's brain via your fist.

lol...

Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: Bored chemist on 22/10/2017 10:25:12
In some cases the reaction will be hunger.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_cheese
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: syhprum on 22/10/2017 16:29:28
When I was a young boy brains terrified me although using double think I could eat fried sheep's brains on toast.
This seemed to have sourced from a film I saw (Charlie Chan in Honalulu ) where a "scientist" supposedly had a living human brain in an aquarium tank
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: evan_au on 23/10/2017 11:39:40
Quote from: syphrum
I could eat fried sheep's brains on toast
Eating brains is now frowned upon, as it has been discovered that one sheep's brain can connect with another sheep's brain by means of prions, spreading the disease scrapie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapie).

The bovine equivalent can be transmitted between cows and susceptible humans.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: vent on 23/10/2017 14:52:00
That's such a weird question haha but the things MY brain associates with other brains are not good because the first thing that pops into my mind when thinking of brains is the image of brains and as we all know, it's not a pretty sight!
Title: Re: What is the brain's reaction to things associated with brains?
Post by: syhprum on 23/10/2017 21:29:34
Going off on a tangent my mother used to speak of "collie wobbles" which was the result of collie sheep dogs eating infected brains but it did not deter her from cooking them for we children .
But that was before spongiform encephalopathy was invented