Do Organs Have a Mind of Their Own?

consciousness, anatomy, human

A Midwestern Doctor Organ transplant recipients often experience inexplicable personality changes and memories that appear to come from donor of the original organ. In many of those cases, it appears that emotions which were trapped in the donor (e.g., because of the donor’s sudden traumatic death) transfer into the recipient. This transference provides critical insights […]

Keep Your Organs Healthy – and Safe

medicine, medical, surgery

Merinda Teller Over the past six decades, solid organ transplantation has gone from an i y experiment to a “standard-of-care” procedure performed on a “near-routine” basis. However, a leading Brazilian neurologist and professor recently furnished some historical context for the rise in transplantation that should give pause. Discussing the origins of “brain death” as a […]