posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:31 PM
Not true hibernation, but definitely conserve energy via epigenetic changes that lower metabolism. There's a known survival mechanism that people
switch into when calories drop below a certain threshold for sustained periods of time. These changes make us live longer under the extreme
circumstances, and increase our ability to whether storms, so that once it's over with, we can continue to propagate the species. The brain consumes
20% of our glucose, and some people have their minds set up very efficiently. I saw a study that did eeg reading of various personality types, and
they saw that the INTP personality was the most efficient at processing information. Maybe a truly efficient, fit being could survive longer than most
people care to acknowledge, but I doubt one could stay alive for extended periods of time off of body fat alone like some other animals can.