From: I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 07:36:27 PDT
> I read that the brain can live for three seconds without blood. The
> shock probably precludes any pain during those three seconds, but
> imagine being aware of your missing body during that time...
I'm not a brain surgeon, nor do I play one in any venue, but I believe there's
some facility in the brain which quite quickly shuts down conscious activity
upon a loss of blood pressure. When your heart stops, during a coronary, for
example, you are out. You couldn't defib yourself even if you saw it coming.
That's my understanding, anyway. Any doctors out there able to decapitate this
As for orgasms, there's just a wad of mind-body problems in that question.
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