posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:03 AM
the brain floats in a biological 'jar' of the dura mater and neural tube, filled with cerebro-spinal fluid. This fluid must be within a fairly
tight range of temperature and pressure, or the brain dies.
The cerebro-spina fluid, or CSF is only dimly understood. It is thought to be generated in the chorriod plexa, areas bordering the ventricles. The
lower parts of the nervous system seem to help digest and remove old csf as waste. The process is very mysterioius, since obviously, with any
tampering at all, the patient dies.
The nature of a functioning brain is that it sits atop a complex interaction of various body systems, any one of which can kill the brain if there is
The old 'head in a jar' sci-fi schtick if funny, but pretty well impossible, imo.